In a last-minute announcement, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday decided to skip the poll rally in Haryana's Mahendergarh. Instead, her son, Rahul Gandhi, will address the rally in this poll-bound state.
Sonia Gandhi's poll address in Mahendergarh would have been her first after becoming interim party chief.
While the Congress party did not cite any reason for her last-minute decision, the Haryana unit of the party had earlier tweeted that the Sonia Gandhi will not attend the rally, owing to "unavoidable circumstances", News18 website reported.
The tweet was later deleted.
Rahul Gandhi has already held rallies for the October 21 assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana.
Congress General Secretary and Haryana in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad, former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the party's state president Kumari Selja and many local leaders, and candidates are expected to be present at today's public meeting.
Haryana will go to polls on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24.
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