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Crisis hit Congress, upbeat BJP gear up for Assembly polls

The Congress is feeling the heat as the party is locked in severe infighting in Maharashtra and Haryana, two states which will go to the polls on October 21.
Crisis hit Congress, upbeat BJP gear up for Assembly polls

The ruling BJP, on the other hand, has planned mega campaign rallies in both the states to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

The Prime Minister is slated to address four rallies in Haryana and nine rallies in Maharashtra, while Shah will hit the campaign trail after the Dussehra festival.

The saffron units in both the states have been galvanised to make all arrangements to ensure the success of these public meetings.

Congress, on the other hand, is mired with internal conflict and the party's star campaigner Rahul Gandhi too is missing in action after reportedly flying to an unknown destination on Saturday.

However, sources in the party said that Rahul Gandhi will campaign in the two poll-bound states.

Given the present backdrop, the Congress is relying on party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi to lead the charge in campaigning for the upcoming Assembly elections.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will also campaign for the party and is likely to to pose some serious questions on the economic slowdown facing the country.

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi may not be able to address many rallies, but will make her presence in both the states, a party leader said.

( With inputs from IANS )

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