Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address election meetings in the district next week.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, acting president of the District Congress Committee P. Mohanraj said that Ms. Gandhi would address a public meeting at the District Stadium in Pathanamthitta at 12.30 p.m. on April 18.

KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would also accompany the Congress president to Pathanamthitta, he said.

Mr. Mohanraj said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would address a public meeting at the Thiruvalla Stadium at 3.45 p.m. on April 19.

Mr. Mohanraj said the UDF candidates in the Assembly constituencies of Pathanamthitta, Pandalam, Aranmula, Thiruvalla, Ranni, Adoor, Konni and Kallooppara would attend the public meetings of Ms. Gandhi and Mr. Singh.

He said that not less than 25,000 party workers from different parts of the district would attend the meetings.