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PM, Sonia, Rahul to address rally on Oct 28 on FDI

October 02, 2012 02:49 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address a rally on October 28 as part of Congress' strategy to counter the Opposition offensive against on FDI in multi-brand retail and other reform measures of UPA government.

Rahul Gandhi will also address the rally at the Ramlila Ground, which will be attended by Chief Ministers of all Congress-ruled states, PCC chiefs and senior leaders from the organisation and the government.

AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi told PTI that the rally will focus on the current situation in the country.

The decision to hold the rally was taken in Congress Working Committee meeting chaired by Gandhi last week, which had endorsed the government's economic reform measures with the Congress President hitting out at BJP for its "negative" politics.

The Congress leadership will use the occasion to explain to the people the benefits of allowing FDI in multi-brand retail and the rationale of other reform measures taken by UPA government "to bring the economy back on rails".

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