Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to visit Goa on Oct 302Photo© oneindia.com

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to visit Goa on Oct 30

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Panaji, Oct 26: Ahead of the Goa Assembly elections due early next year, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will arrive in the coastal state for a day-long visit on October 30, state party chief Girish Chodankar said on Tuesday.

During the visit, Gandhi would address a convention of Congress workers at SPM Stadium in Bambolim near here and also participate in various other party-level events scheduled that day, Chodankar told PTI. According to a senior party functionary, Gandhi will arrive at 11 am October 30 following which he will travel to the International Centre at Dona Paula where he would hold a meeting with party officials.

Gandhi's visit assumes significance as the Congress is gearing up for the state Assembly polls next year. In the 2017 Goa Assembly polls, the Congress had won the highest 17 seats in the 40-member House, restricting the main opponent BJP to 13.