Rahul Gandhi to set off on ‘Pad Yatra’ in Bundelkhand

Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to arrive in Uttar Pradesh on a day-long trip to Bundelkhand on Saturday, party leaders said.

Rahul would arrive at Khajuraho airport in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday around 11.00 a.m. from where he will drive to Mahoba.

He will reach Supa Mandi at Pawa round in noon. From there Rahul will embark on an eight km long ‘Pad Yatra’ from Supa railway station to Laadpur.

On his way Rahul will also hold a ‘Kisan Panchayat’ to listen to the problems of the farmers and interact with them.

Later he will hold a meeting with the women members of Rajiv Gandhi self-help group.

He will be accompanied by senior party leaders of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee. He is later scheduled to go to village Mudhari from Laadpur.

In Laadpur Rahul will unveil a statue of his grand mother, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He will leave for Khajuraho in the evening.

The Gandhi scion was initially slated to visit the region on January 22 but his programme was postponed by a day as it clashed with Uttar Pradesh visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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