Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha next month

Bhubaneswar: In his first trip to Odisha after the last general elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Odisha next month.

Informed this to mediapersons here today after returning from Delhi, State Congress president Prasad Harichandan said, “The date of his tour will be fixed soon.”

Harichandan, who met Gandhi in Delhi and held discussion with him about the political situation in the State, said the Congress leader will hold a ‘padayatra’ in Odisha.

The Gandhi scion, whom the party projects as a youth icon, seems to have become more active after returning from his sabbatical. He has already held ‘padayatras’ in Maharashtra, Punjab and Telangana taking up cudgels on behalf of farmers.

The Congress leadership in Odisha is aiming at taking the advantage of Gandhi’s new-found vigour in uplifting its sagging popularity in the State.