Rahul Gandhi to address 4 poll rallies in Delhi

New Delhi


After a lacklustre approach so far towards the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls, the Congress leadership is planning to infuse some vigour in its campaign. As part of its plan, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will hit the poll trail this week and address two rallies each on February 4 and 5.

On Tuesday, Gandhi will address rallies in Jangpura and Sangam Vihar. Next day, he is slated to address a rally in Kondli and Hauz Qazi area.

His sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also scheduled to address the joint rally at Sangam Vihar, a party source said.

Contrary to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which have marshalled their resources for the elections, the Congress has gone for a low-key campaign.

However, the party campaign may move into higher gear on Monday as Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states will canvass for the party. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, whose party is contesting four of the city's 70 seats in alliance with the Congress, will also address four rallies.

The Congress' poll plank is the work done during the three terms of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The party, which won no seat in 2015 polls, will release the manifesto on Sunday, just six days before the vote.