Karnataka Election 2023: Rahul Gandhi arrives in state amid 2-day visit

Karnataka Election 2023: Karnataka will go to Assembly polls on May 10 and the counting of votes will take place on May 13. Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi has arrived in the poll-bound state for a two-day visit starting today. During his visit he will attend a series of events including visit to temples, interaction with people and address public, Congress party said on Saturday.

According to his schedule, former Congress chief will reach Hubballi at 10.30 AM and then he will fly to Kudala Sangama in Bagalkote by helicopter. Kudala Sangama is an important pilgrimage of Lingayat sect, one the major dominant communities of Karnataka. The place has the Aikya Mantapa of the founder of the 12th century AD social reformer and the founder of Lingayat sect Basaveshwara.

The Congress leader will pay his obeisance to Sangamanatha temple and the Aikya Linga. He will also participate in the Basava Jayanti celebration organised by the Utsava Samiti of Basava Mantapa, as reported by news agency PTI. Gandhi will then participate in ‘Jana Samparka’ (public contact) and address people in Vijayapura at Shivaji Circle.

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On Monday afternoon, the former Congress president will interact with sugarcane growers in Ramdurg in Belagavi. Further, he will travel to Gadag to take part in ‘Yuva Samvaad’ (interaction with youths). In the evening, he will hold a public meeting in Hangal in Haveri district.

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