Rahul Gandhi travels to Italy on ‘personal visit’, Punjab rally postponed

Former Congress president and MP Rahul Gandhi has flown to Italy on “a personal visit”. The Wayanad MP’s visit abroad comes at a time when political parties are gearing up for upcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, which are due next year.

Rahul was scheduled to address a party rally in the Moga district of Punjab on January 3 to kick start campaigning in the state. However, now it is likely to be postponed. Ahead of the winter session of Parliament, he had travelled abroad for almost a month only to return a day before the commencement of the session.