Sonia to campaign in Gujarat today

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 18:02 hrs

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address a rally at Pathan district in north Gujarat on Monday, said reports.

This will be Sonia´s third trip to Gujarat ahead of the December Assembly polls. On Monday, she is expected to speak at a rally at Sidhpur.

Reports said Rahul Gandhi is also scheduled to campaign in the state later this week.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke at a rally in Gujarat on Sunday.

Addressing a rally at Vansada in Navsari district on Sunday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said his party Congress was trying to united the society while the Opposition is out to divide it in the lines of caste and religion for political gains.

"Congress always tried to knit the society and has never indulged in divisive politics," he said.

He said the Opposition was trying to divide the society. He said politics based on caste and religion was bad for the country.

He also took on Modi on the development issue and said development in Gujarat is only for a few privileged people while large sections of people never got to enjoy the fruits of development and remained untouched by it.

He also called the infrastructure of education in Gujarat poor.

Gujarat will vote in two phases on December 13 and 17.

The results will be declared on December 20.

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