Cong plans Nov 10 blitz with planeload of ministers

Manish Tewari

I&B Minister Manish Tewari, MPs Priya Dutt, Renuka Chaudhary among those coming from Delhi.

Congress is flying in at least a dozen of its leaders, including union ministers, from Delhi on Saturday to hold 10 public meetings almost simultaneously across Gujarat.

Minister for Minority Affairs K Rehman Khan will address a rally at Gandhidham in Kutch district along with Rajya Sabha MP Hanumantha Rao.

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari, Rajya Sabha MP Hussain Dalwai, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Bharatsinh Solanki, Lok Sabha MPs Jagdish Thakor and Mukesh Gadhvi will address a public meeting at Palanpur in Banaskantha district.

Rajya Sabha MPs Ashk Ali Tak, Narendra Budania, Pravin Rashtrapal and Lok Sabha MP Jagdish Thakor will address a rally at Patan while Lok Sabha MPs Priya Dutt, Dinsha Patel (Minister for Mines) and Dr Prabha Taviyad will address another public meeting at Dahod.

Manishankar Aiyer (nominated MP) and state Congress president Arjun Modhwadia will address a public meeting at Porbandar. Both leaders will also address another public meeting at Khambhalia in Jamnagar district along with Lok Sabha MP Vikrambhai Madam and Rajya Sabha MP Avinash Pande.

While former deputy chief minister Narhari Amin will address a rally at Amreli and former union minister Shankersinh Vaghela at Godhra, Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chaudhary and Lok Sabha MP Vitthal Radadia will speak at a public meeting at Keshod in Junagadh district.

AICC general secretary and MP Oscar Fernandez will address a rally at Bajipura, a Protestant Christian-dominated pocket in Surat-Tapi in South Gujarat. AICC secretary Ashok Tanwar, MoS for Road Transport and Highways Dr Tushar Chaudhary and Lok Sabha MP Manikrao Gavit will also address the rally.

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