Sonia to address first election rally in almost two years

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New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address her first election rally in almost two years in Karnataka on Tuesday, a party statement said.

According to the statement, she Gandhi will address a public meeting at BLD new campus ground in Bijapur, ahead of the May 12 assembly elections.

Gandhi did not campaign in any of the state elections after she fell ill during a road show in Varanasi on August 2, 2016.

She had skipped campaigning in Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland assembly elections.

As Sonia Gandhi will campaign in Bijapur in north Karnataka, her son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi will campaign in south Karnataka, during his ninth visit to the state from May 7 to May 10. On Tuesday, he will visit Chikkaballapur and Tumkur districts.

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