Srinagar, Aug 19: With preparations underway for the 5th General Autonomous Hill Development Council elections in Kargil, Rahul Gandhi, and Omar Abdullah are likely to address a mega gathering in the district on the August 25, party sources said.
Election authorities in the region have already released the election schedule for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil which will witness a direct contest between the National Conference-Congress alliance and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).
Top party sources said that both Rahul Gandhi and Omar Abdullah are likely to address a mega election-related gathering in Kargil district on Friday next week (25th August).
Both National Conference and Indian National Congress (INC), have announced their pre and post-poll alliance.
A party source said that as of now candidates on 15 seats have been announced by both INC and NC together. “We have announced candidates as per constituencies, while at some places both NC and INC are contesting friendly. We have decided 50-50 on the post-poll alliance agenda,” the party source said.
He said that Rahul Gandhi is arriving in Kargil in the evening on the 24th of August. “In the first instance on the same evening, he will hold a youth interaction program.”
The party source further said that Rahul Gandhi is going to address a mega public rally in Kargil the next day. “He is scheduled to address a mega public rally on 25th August. Omar Abdullah is also likely to join the public rally on the invitation. They will both address the public of Kargil together,” the party source said requesting anonymity.
Meanwhile, INC Spokesperson, Nasir Munshi said that the presence of Rahul Gandhi is going to boost the support for the alliance in the district.
He said that they have together worked with NC on seat to seat basis. “Everything once decided in the alliance together has been revealed. Only NC and INC have a strong political hold in the district. We aim to win with an absolute majority.”