Sushilkumar Shinde to campaign for Congress candidates in Nagaland

Union Home Minister Shushilkumar Shinde and Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki are scheduled to address at least seven election rallies for the Congress candidates in the run up to the February 23 elections in Nagaland.

Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary (admn) Medokul Sophie said on Sunday that the Union Home Minister is scheduled to address three political rallies.

First, he would visit Khuzama village under Kohima district in a chopper and address an election rally. He would leave for Jalukie in Peren district to attend another election rally at 10.50 am and then fly over to Tuli in Mokokchung district.

Shinde would be the third Central leader to be in the state for the election campaign after AICC president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi's successful campaign in February 7 and 17 in Mokokchung, Dimapur, Mon and Tuensang districts.

Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki who has also been addressing election rallies since February 6 last would also be addressing at least four rallies in Kohima the same day.

He would begin the rally starting from Kohima village, largest Naga village in Nagaland, falling under Northern Angami-I constituency followed by addressing the public in the heart of the capital, at Old MLA Hostel Junction by noon and then campaign for former NPCC president K.V. Pusa at Viswema under Southern Angami-II A/C in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Sophie also said the visit of Home Minister would be the last of the central leaders coming to Nagaland to campaign for the 57 Congress candidates.

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