Rahul Gandhi to visit Maoist area Sunday

Bhopal, April 18 (Inditop) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Madhya Pradesh’s Maoist-affected Balaghat district Sunday despite warnings that the rebels could target VIPs, a party leader said here Saturday.

Congress state general secretary Rajiv Singh said Gandhi would address an election campaign meeting as scheduled.

Singh had Saturday said that Gandhi’s trip may not materialise in view of the threat perception and warning by intelligence officials.

Official sources said the home ministry sent an advisory to the state government, saying that Maoists might target important leaders during the election campaign.