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Rahul Gandhi cancels trip to Mizoram

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 2:33pm IST | Place: Aizawl/Agartala | Agency: IANS

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a visit to the northeastern states, has cancelled his visit to Mizoram on Wednesday in view of the ongoing assembly session, a party spokesperson said in Aizawl.

"Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to address an election rally at Mualpui (near Aizawl city), Wednesday. He cancelled his trip to the state in view of the ongoing assembly session," state Congress spokesman Thanglawra Ngurte told reporters.

Gandhi, who addressed an election rally in Arunachal Pradesh Tuesday, would also speak at several election rallies in Meghalaya and Manipur Wednesday.

He addressed election rallies in Assam last month.

No schedule has yet been announced to visit Left-ruled Tripura by any top Congress leaders to campaign for the party.

Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya will go to polls April 9 (second phase), while Manipur will see two-phase polling April 9 and 17.

Mizoram and Nagaland have one Lok Sabha seats each. Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur have two seats each while Assam has 14 Lok Sabha constituencies.




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