Rahul Gandhi, Congress candidates offer prayers at Golden Temple : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Rahul Gandhi, Congress candidates offer prayers at Golden Temple

Kicking off his poll campaign in Punjab, Gandhi is scheduled to address a virtual rally at Mithapur in Jalandhar



PTI

Amritsar, January 27

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with party candidates for the Punjab assembly polls paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Thursday.

In a tweet in Hindi, Gandhi said he along with the Congress candidates prayed for the future of Punjab at Harmandir Sahib.

After offering prayers at the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple, Gandhi partook 'langar' along with the party candidates. Gandhi was flanked by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and party's state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders reach the Golden Temple.

Kicking off his poll campaign in Punjab, Gandhi is scheduled to address a virtual rally at Mithapur in Jalandhar.

He is visiting the poll-bound state for the first time after the election dates were announced on January 8 by the Election Commission.

Channi, Sidhu and deputy chief ministers Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni earlier received Gandhi at the Amritsar airport on his arrival from Delhi.

Gandhi later visited Jallianwala Bagh. He will also visit Durgiana Temple and the Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Sthal here.

The Congress has announced 109 candidates for the Assembly polls. The names of candidates for eight seats are yet to be announced.

At Jalandhar's Mithapur, Gandhi will address the 'Punjab Fateh' virtual rally in the afternoon before returning to Delhi in the evening.

The Election Commission had extended the ban on physical rallies and roadshows till January 31 in the five poll-going states, including Punjab.

The Congress is seeking to retain power in Punjab which goes to polls on February 20.

#GoldenTemple #JallianwalaBagh #RahulGandhi


Top News

Trump attacked during Pennsylvania rally, suspected shooter shot dead

Trump survives assassination attempt at election rally in Pennsylvania; shooter among 2 dead

The male attacker fired from 200-300 feet away on an elevate...

A bullet pierced upper part of my ear, says Trump after escaping assassination bid

A bullet pierced upper part of his ear, says Trump after escaping assassination bid

In his first statement issued on the social media platform T...

FBI identifies shooter as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man: Report

FBI identifies 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks as 'subject involved' in Trump rally shooting

The former president was showing off a chart of border cross...

Death toll rises to 5 in Nepal twin bus tragedy; Indian nationals among victims

Death toll rises to 5 in Nepal twin bus tragedy; Indian nationals among victims

The rescue team on Sunday finds the fifth body at Gaindakot

CRPF jawan killed in militant attack in Manipur’s Jiribam

CRPF jawan killed in militant attack in Manipur’s Jiribam

Gunfight erupted in Mongbung village on Sunday morning


Cities

View All