Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 16 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address four public meetings covering five southern districts of Kerala as part of election campaign for the April 23 Lok Sabha election on Tuesday. Mr Gandhi, who reached here in a special flight at 10.45am on Monday and stayed overnight at a hotel near Kovalam, will leave for Pathanapuram in Kollam district to campaign for UDF candidate NK Premachandran. He will land at St. Stephen College ground, in Pathanapuram, in a helicopter at 0915 hrs and later leave for the public meeting venue.
Thereafter, he will leave for Pathanamthitta to address a public meeting as part of the poll campaign for UDF candidate Anto Antony. After the public meeting in Pathanamthitta, the AICC President will leave for Pala to visit the house of late Kerala Congress (M) leader KM Mani and console the bereaved family members. Being a 13-time MLA, Mani, who had passed away recently, was the longest serving member of Kerala Legislative Assembly. After a brief halt at Mani's house, Mr Rahul will leave for Alappuzha to campaign for party's candidate Shanimol Usman. He will address a public meeting in Alappuzha Municipal ground at 1500 hrs.
Later, he will leave for Thiruvananthapuram to attend a public meeting at Central Stadium at 1700 hrs as part of election campaign for Congress Candidate Mr Shashi Tharòor. After the public meeting, he will meet senior party leaders before leaving for Kannur tonight to attend a series of public meetings in Northern districts of Kerala on Wednesday. Mr Gandhi will be accompanied by Senior Congress leaders including Ramesh Chennithala, Oommen Chandy, Mullappally Ramachandran and AK Antony. (UNI)