Congress president Rahul Gandhi will on Monday launch his party's campaign in the poll bound Madhya Pradesh, known to be a BJP bastion, from Bhopal, where posters have come up describing him as a devotee of Lord Shiva.
He will take part in a roadshow and also address party workers during his day-long visit to the state capital.
Gandhi will arrive by an aircraft at around noon on Monday. He will then embark on a 15-kilometer-long roadshow from Lalghati Chowk, located close to the airport, after seeking the blessings of more than 11 Hindu priests, state party spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said on Sunday.
Gandhi's roadshow, in which he will ride an open vehicle, will conclude at Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd's Dussehra Maidan, where he will interact with party cadres, he added.
Congress workers are arriving in Bhopal from all over the state to welcome the party chief and take part in the meeting.
"We are expecting more than one lakh Congress cadres in the state capital," a police officer said.