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Rahul Gandhi to meet fishermen, mining dependents during his Goa visit

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Panaji: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his visit on October 30 to the coastal state will meet section of people including fishermen and iron ore mining dependents, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar said.

Chodankar said that Gandhi will arrive on October 30 in the morning and after landing at Dabolim Airport in South Goa, will drive to the fishing village of Velsao.

Gandhi will later meet people who are affected with the closure of mining industry in Panaji before addressing Active Workers’ Convention at SPM Stadium near here.

The Congress leader will meet senior state party leaders after the meeting before leaving back to New Delhi on the same day.

Gandhi’s visit attains significance as Congress party is readying itself to contest on majority seats for upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly election.

GPCC Working President Aleixo Sequeira told reporters that senior Goa congress leaders had met Gandhi in Delhi on Tuesday.

He said that the preparations on his Goa visit were reviewed during the meeting.

Sequeira said that discussion on the possibility of alliance with other like-minded political parties was also discussed during the meeting.


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