Congress chief Rahul Gandhi makes stopover at Jagdalpur airport en route Odisha

Gandhi landed at the airport at around 10:40 am in a special plane, and was there for a couple of minutes before leaving in a chopper for Bhawanipatna.

Published: 06th February 2019 12:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2019 12:56 PM   |  A+A-

Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi (File | PTI)

By PTI

RAIPUR: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday made a brief stopover at the Jagdalpur airport in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district before proceeding to Odisha, where he is scheduled to address a rally.

Gandhi landed at the airport at around 10:40 am in a special plane, and was there for a couple of minutes before leaving in a chopper for Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district of neighbouring Odisha, a state government official said.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is accompanying Gandhi, he said, adding that the CM, state Commerce and Industry Minister Kawasi Lakhma and Congress MLAs welcomed Gandhi at the airport.

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