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Rahul Gandhi to visit Aligarh Muslim University

December 03, 2009 13:45 IST

All India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi will interact with the students of Aligarh Muslim University during his two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh starting on December 7.

"Rahul, who has been invited by Vice-Chancellor P K Abdul Azis, will address students at the Kennedy hall of the university on December 7," AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar said.

This will be Gandhi's first visit to AMU.

Nearly 800 students selected from various faculties, residential halls and schools affiliated with the AMU will also attend the event.

"Rahul will motivate students to pursue higher education," Abrar said.

The Congress leader will also pay tribute to AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad.

On the second day of his visit, Gandhi will attend a convention of the Pradesh Congress Committee representatives, which will be held at the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters in Lucknow on December 8, where the party's membership campaign will be discussed.

Later in the day, the Congress leader will also attend various programmes in Ambedkar Nagar and Kanpur.

"Rahul Gandhi, who will be on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh, will attend various programmes to be organised in Sitapur, Bahraich, Aligarh, Aliganj (Etah) and Hardoi district on December 7," party spokesman Dwijendra Tripathi said in Lucknow.

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