Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to start his roadshow on Saturday in Jaipur. The Congress chief will address a rally and chair a meeting of Congress leaders after the roadshow. The show comes following the BJP’s rally on 4 August. The route of the roadshow has been decided and has been approved by the police and the special protection group (SPG).
Gandhi will address a diverse gathering at Jaipur’s Ramlila Maidan after the roadshow, which is expected to be around 12km.
The Congress chief will start the roadshow in a specially designed open bus with Ramlila Maidan being the last destination of the show. He is expected to be welcomed by the party workers at a total of 14 different places.
"Rahul Gandhi is giving top priority to Rajasthan and he will launch the election campaign of the party in the state on August 11. He is likely to visit the state again in the month end and another visit will be scheduled in September," said senior party leader Sachin Pilot.
Gandhi is expected to offer prayers at the Govind Dev Ji Temple, and the party workers have planned a huge welcome on his first Assembly elections related visit to Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, the police have made tight security arrangements for the roadshow and intelligence agencies have been put on high alert. Only the workers with a pass to the event will be allowed to attend the show.
Earlier on 4 August, BJP chief Amit Shah had flagged off Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s Suraj Gaurav Yatra at Kankroli. The rally received a massive response as the party workers were full of energy and enthusiasm.