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Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi's Uttar Pradesh rally cancelled over bad weather

Campaigning in Saharanpur constituency is being considered significant because of its 42 per cent Muslim population.

Published: 08th April 2019 05:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2019 05:14 PM   |  A+A-

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi greeting party workers in Wayanad. (Photo | A Sanesh, EPS)

By IANS

SAHARANPUR: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's rally in Saharanpur on Monday was cancelled due to bad weather.

Both leaders were to address a gathering at the Gandhi Park here to seek support for Congress candidate Imran Masood, who has been fielded from the Saharanpur Lok Sabha seat.

Congress office-bearers made the announcement after hours of waiting. The official reason given for the cancellation was bad weather.

The rally was scheduled to start around 11.30 a.m.

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Campaigning in Saharanpur constituency is being considered significant because of its 42 per cent Muslim population.

The Congress has repeated its candidate Masood, who had put up a strong fight in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections but had lost.

The SP-BSP-RLD coalition has fielded Bahujan Samaj Party's Fazlur Rahman from Saharanpur, which includes five Assembly segments -- Behat, Saharanpur, Saharanpur Dehat, Rampur Maniharan and Deoband.

Voting will take place in Saharanpur on April 11, in the first of the seven-phase polling.

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