Lucknow, Dec 11 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday paid a visit to Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, a Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow city.
The visit assumes importance as it came ahead of the second phase of Gandhi's five-day tour as part of his campaign in Uttar Pradesh.
According to reports, Gandhi will address 19 public meetings in seven districts during his five-day tour.
His journey will start from Gunnaur in Bhimnagar district on December 13 and come to an end at Akbarpur in Kanpur district on December 17.
Rahul Gandhi, who is leaving no stone unturned in giving a tough fight to the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the forthcoming state assembly elections, has so far visited various parts of the state.
He has focused equally on the lower caste Dalits, Muslims, socially backward classes and marginalised Hindus during his visits to Uttar Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh elections, which are scheduled in the early part of 2012, is being seen as a stepping-stone for the Congress Party to establish a firm political base in India's fifth largest and most populous state before the 2014 general elections. (ANI)