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Rahul to begin 'Discovery of India' Journey from Orissa

Bhubaneswar, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 NI Wire

The path to become ‘All India Congress Committee general-secretary for Youth’ and to further travel on it has not been so easy for young leader Rahul Gandhi. After meeting Prime Minister for suggestion regarding corrective measures for a better implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, this Young Turk is now ready to commence his Discovery of India journey starting off Orissa from March 07 onwards.

Ashok Tanwar National Youth Congress President while briefing media on Rahul’s journey from Orissa said, “He has chosen Orissa as the starting point of his nation-wide trip to understand tribal issues, farmers’ problems and Dalits’ agony better.”

Rahul will be accompanied by other youth congress leaders to get personal with the people and know their problem better.

A series of rallies and public meetings has been planned in Rahul Gandhi’s four-day journey in the state. He will visit 13 of the total 30 districts of the states most of these districts are inhabited by the tribal population and where there has been a rise in naxal menace.

He will give a leg up to this journey from one of the poorest district of the country, Nuapada - in western Orissa; his journey also includes the district of Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Angul, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Koraput, Rayagada and Nawarangpur.

Earlier President of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar - and BSP leader Mayawati have already launched their election campaign. As the base of Congress party in Orissa is in dwindling stage, even the traditional constituencies are now ruled by BJP-BJD alliance, it was utmost necessary for the young congress leader to strengthen the base in organizational point of views.

This journey will give confidence to ailing condition of Congress in the state and a chance to strengthen its base in Orissa. Gandhi’s journey to the states is for sure build platform for the upcoming general election to the Congress through this people to people interaction and no doubt Congress has taken a step ahead of other parties gearing up for the next poll.

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