<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who has visited Gujarat seven times since August, will begin yet another visit to the state on Friday.Gandhi, who is set to take over as Congress president before the elections, is slated to visit Kirti Mandir, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi in Porbandar, before addressing a public meeting of fishermen in the coastal city.His next stop will be at Dalit Shakti Kendra in Nani Devti village of Sanand, where he will accept a national flag measuring 125 feet by 83.3 feet, and weighing 240 kg. The flag has been prepared by 150 Dalits from ten states and is the largest of its kind.In the evening, the Congress leader is scheduled to have an interaction with representatives from the public health sector at Thakorbhai Desai Hall, which will be followed by an interaction with teaching community at Viratnagar. “Rahul ji will also address a public meeting at Nikol,” a party functionary said. Gandhi is slated to visit Gandhinagar, Aravalli, Mahisagar and Dahod districts on the second day of his visit. He would be welcomed at Dehgam in Gandhinagar, followed by a corner meeting in Bayad, Aravalli. He is slated to address a corner meeting at Lunavada in Mahisagar, and a corner meeting in Santrampur after that.The Congress leader will be welcomed at Fatepura in Dahod, followed by a corner meeting in Jhalod, and a public meeting in Dahod, his last public engagement of the day. Gandhi visited flood-hit north Gujarat in August, followed by a visit to Ahmedabad. He campaigned in Saurashtra for four days, and three days each in central, south and north Gujarat after that, and also visited Surat for a day on the first anniversary of demonetisation. The Congress feels that his visits have generated a lot of traction for the party, which would help it in the elections.

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Gujarat elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi to begin two-day Gujarat visit today