AHMEDABAD: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and BJP chief Amit Shah are scheduled to visit Gujarat next week in quick succession, office bearers of both the parties said today.
While Shah will be in the city for the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra to be held on July 14, Gandhi will visit the state on July 16 and 17.
Shah is expected to land here on July 13 and will perform "mangla aarti" of the deities the next day at the Lord Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area here, said a BJP leader.
He had performed this early morning ritual in the previous edition of Rath Yatra too.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be in Gujarat on July 16-17, said state Congress in charge Rajiv Satav.
Congress sources said that Gandhi would visit the Alang shipyard in Bhavnagar and discuss labour issues with workers as well as traders and businessmen connected with the ship-breaking sector.
He is also scheduled to visit Amreli district and hold meetings with party functionaries, a Congress leader said.