Rahul Gandhi in Bengaluru: Rahul Gandhi will address a public meeting this evening.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi
began his 6th leg of campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka
on Saturday. The Congress leader
resumed his Jana Aashirwada Yatre in Karnataka and traveled through Kolar and Chikabalapur. Mr Gandhi spent today in the capital city of Bengaluru. He began the day by meeting sanitary workers at Jakkarayana Kere in central Bengaluru. The leader made a number of unexpected stops including one at a bookstore in Church Street. He also rode the Bengaluru Metro and took selfies with commuters. Mr Gandhi has been touring Karnataka
extensively in the last few months. During his tour, he has visited a number of temples across the state and addressed a numbers of meetings and public gatherings. The assembly elections for the state will be held on May 12 and the results for the polls will be announced on May 15.
Here are the updates of Rahul Gandhi's Bengaluru visit:
Karnataka Congress in a tweet said that "lakhs" of people were present at the venue to attend Rahul Gandhi's rally.
"On behalf of the Congress party, I assure you that the suggestions given by people from every district of Karnataka will find a place in our election manifesto," Rahul Gandhi said at the rally in Bengaluru.
The BJP President refers to the Opposition as "dogs", "snakes", and "cats". Let me tell you from this stage that no leader of the Congress party will ever use such despicable language: Rahul Gandhi in Bengaluru
UPA signed a deal to purchase Rafale aircraft for our Air Force and gave the contract to HAL. This would've created jobs for youth in Bengaluru. PM Modi snatched this deal from HAL and gave it to his industrialist friend: Rahul Gandhi
When there was a drought in Karnataka, PM Modi gave the least amount of money to the state because it has a Congress government. Is Karnataka not a part of India according to PM Modi?: Congress President Rahul Gandhi
On one hand you have the Congress which does what it promises. And on the other you have the RSS which divides people, fans anger: Rahul Gandhi in Bengaluru
The teachings of Basavanna resonate in every corner of Karnataka even today. He said "practise what you preach" & "treat everyone with love and tolerance". His ideas inspire & guide us in everything we do: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi is addressing election rally in Bengaluru.
Rahul Gandhi has arrived at the rally following a delay, apparently due to traffic.
Huge hoarding collapses at the Palace Grounds, where Rahul Gandhi would address a rally. People escaped unhurt.
Traffic jams seen on roads approaching the Palace Grounds - the venue of the rally. The Bengaluru Traffic Police had tweeted an elaborate traffic advisory earlier in the day. "Expect Congressional," Bengaluru Traffic Police had warned.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi made a stopover for lunch at the iconic restaurant, Koshys. The staff showed the congress leader photographs of the former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi dining at the restaurant.
Rahul Gandhi at a Crossword store in Bengaluru's Church Street. He bought a number of books including Karen Armstrong's 'A History of God'
Rahul Gandhi takes the Namma Metro from Vidhana Soudha to MG Road ahead of his public meeting later in the day.
Kavita Lankesh, sister of journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead last year, gifts Congress' Rahul Gandhi a copy of 'The Way I See It - A Gauri Lankesh Reader' at the luncheon meet with women of Bengaluru.
Watch | Congress president's interaction with sanitation workers earlier today.
Congress President interacts with the women of Bengaluru at a luncheon interaction at Radisson Blue Hotel.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi interacted with representatives from the business community in Bengaluru's Jnana Jyothi Auditorium
Congress President Rahul Gandhi interacted with Paura Karmikas at Jakkarayana Kere in Bengaluru and among the issues raised was the request to be considered permanent workers instead of being on contract basis.
Rahul Gandhi concludes his interactions with Pourakarmikas interaction at Jakkarayanakere in Central Bengaluru's Sheshadripuram.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi interacted with Paura Karmika's or Sanitary Workers. He met the family of Srinivas who works as a sweeper with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
Congress' social media head tweeted Rahul Gandhi's afternoon schedule. He will attend a luncheon interaction with women of Bengaluru at Radisson Blue Hotel.
Press note tweeted by ACP Central Traffic Police at Palace Grounds. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah among other Congress leaders of the state are to attend the event. "Parking arrangements have been made for buses, tempo travelers at Mavinakai Mandi, Circus grounds and main Palace grounds," read the press note. An elaborate advisory for buses, two-wheeler and other vehicles were also issued.
Bengaluru's ACP Central Traffic Police tweeted an elaborate traffic advisory ahead of Rahul Gandhi's rally in Palace Grounds. "Expected congestion around Palace Ground tomorrow due to Janashirvada Yatre Samaropa Samavesha organized by KPCC. Plan ur journey accordingly," they tweeted yesterday.
The Congress President began his Bengalurtu visit by meeting Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, the head of Adichunchanagiri Math in the city.
Rahul Gandhi was on his fifth round of campaigning in Karnataka earlier this week, one of the few states in which the Congress is in power. Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in the form of an aggressive BJP determined to wrest another state from the Congress.
People welcome Rahul Gandhi in Kolar. He addressed a massive gathering in South Karnataka.
The Congress chief also visited the Baba Hyder Vali Dargah in Mulbagal, Kolar yesterday.
The Congress President posed along with other senior leaders yesterday who had accompanied him to the Kurudumale Ganapathi Temple near Mulbagal in Kolar. His temple visit was followed by a roadshow as part of his Jana Aashirwada Yatre or a rally to garner public blessings.
As part of his two-day visit across Kolar and Chikkabalapura in Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi paid his respects at the Kurudumale Ganapathi Temple in Kolar yesterday.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi just completed his fifth leg of election campaigning in Karnataka on earlier this week. On itinerary were places places covered recently by BJP national president Amit Shah. His sixth leg of KArnataka tour began yesterday. His two-day visit included roadshows and rallies across Kolar and Chikkabalapura in Karnataka. Today the Congress leader will spend the day in Bengaluru and has a number of events lined up. He will conclude his Bengaluru visit by addressing a rally in Bengaluru's Palace Grounds.