Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit Rajasthan to address the state’s tribal population at Salumber in Udaipur district on 11th September 2013. Rahul gandhi will lay the foundation stone of an irrigation project in Baran in Rajasthan and address a public meeting in Udaipur. "Preparations have been completed for the visit. Rahul will address a meeting in the tribal area of Salumbar on September 11 and lay foundation stone of the irrigation project on September 17" PCC chief Dr Chandrabhan.
It is to be noted that a day before Rahul’s visit, BJP bigwig Narendra Modi will be featuring in a big public rally in Jaipur. Also congress has already finalized UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s visit to Jaipur. She too will be addressing a public rally which will take place in the capital city of Rajasthan. Interestingly, the Congress has also decided to pitch its vice president Rahul Gandhi to address people of the state a day after Modi’s rally. Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally in Salumbar, a tribal area in Udaipur on September 11. With an aim to tap the popularity of Modi, the state BJP has aimed to gather at least 4 lakh people from across the state, with preparations on in full swing while Congress decided to follow the league of 2008 assembly polls when Soniya Gandhi address rally in Baneshwar dam of Udaipur region. The Udaipur division has seven districts comprising of 35 constituencies. The voting pattern in the region remains a decisive factor in the fate of any political party seeking to form a government in the state. In 2008 polls, the Congress won 24 seats from this area and formed the government. In 2003, BJP had taken a lead from this division and reached the throne.