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Updated: December 3, 2009 13:38 IST

Rahul Gandhi to visit Aligarh Muslim university

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A file picture of Mr. Rahul Gandhi addressing a press conference in Jaipur.
PTI A file picture of Mr. Rahul Gandhi addressing a press conference in Jaipur.

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi will interact with the students of Aligarh Muslim University, during his two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh starting December 7.

“Mr. Rahul, who has been invited by vice-chancellor P K Abdul Azis, will address students at Kennedy hall of the university on December 7,” AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar said here.

This will be Mr. Gandhi’s first visit to AMU.

Around 800 students selected from various faculties, residential halls and schools affiliated with the AMU will also attend the event.

“Mr. Rahul will motivate students to pursue higher education,” Mr. Abrar said.

The Congress leader will also visit Jama Masjid and pay tributes to Sir Syed Ahmad, founder of the AMU.

On the second day of his visit, Mr. Gandhi will attend a convention of PCC representatives to be held at UPCC headquarters in Lucknow on December 8 where the party’s membership campaign would be discussed.

Later in the day, the Congress leader will also attend programmes to be organised in Ambedkar Nagar and Kanpur.

“Mr. Rahul Gandhi, who will be on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh, will attend various programmes to be organised in Sitapur, Bahraich, Aligarh, Aliganj (Etah) and Hardoi district on December 7,” party spokesman Dwijendra Tripathi said in Lucknow.


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