Special Correspondent

Shimoga: District Congress Committee president R. Prasannakumar said here on Tuesday that party workers will welcome S. Bangarappa on March 20 when he will arrive in his Lok Sabha constituency for the first time after being nominated as the Congress candidate.

Mr. Prasannakumar told presspersons that a party workers’ conference would be held at the Vokkaliga Community Hall here when the party would launch its campaign formally.

He said Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address the State-level Congress workers’ rally in Davanagere on March 23.

On R.M. Manjunath Gowda joining the BJP, Mr. Prasannakumar said, “it will have no impact on the party as it was expected long back that he would join the BJP”.