New Delhi: The Congress, keen on expanding its footprint in the Northeast in the forthcoming Assembly elections, plans to kick-start its campaign not with a speech or a rally, but with a musical night in Meghalaya on January 30.
The two-hour long concert, “Meghalaya: Celebrate Peace and Way of Life”, will be inaugurated by Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The party has invited all the big musical bands of Meghalaya to perform at the event.
Insiders in the Meghalaya Congress claim that the event will showcase the cultural traditions of the state and help the Congress connect with the local youth.
Vincent Pala, Congress Lok Sabha MP and working president of Meghalaya Congress, said, “Our party president will arrive here on January 30 and address leaders and workers in Jaintia Hills, Garo Hills and the state capital.”
Mr Gandhi, who will be on a two-days visit to the state, will not be addressing any public rally. Tripura goes to the polls on February 18, followed by Nagaland and Meghalaya on February 27.