Rahul Gandhi to visit Giroudhpuri in C’garh today
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Giroudhpuri Dham - a popular scheduled caste Satnami community’s pilgrim centre - in Chhattisgarh on Monday.
“Rahul Gandhi is expected to arrive at Raipur’s Swami Vivekanand airport at around 2 PM from where he will directly leave for Giroudhpuri in a helicopter,” Congress’ state unit general secretary Shailesh Nitin Trivedi told a news agency.
Giroudhpuri, located around 130 kms from the state capital, in Balodabazar district is the birth place of Satnami saint Guru Ghasidas.
A 253-ft high ‘Jaitkham’ has been erected at the pilgrim centre and is touted as the highest concrete tower in the country.
“The visit of Rahul Gandhi is completely non-political. He is coming to Giroudhpuri dham just to take blessings of Satguru Ghasidas. No public meeting or interaction will be held there,” Trivedi said.
AICC General Secretary and Chhattisgarh in-charge B K Hariprasad and AICC treasurer Motilal Vora will also be present during his visit to the state.