Amid strike calls stage set for Sonia’s visit

IMPHAL, Nov 11: With the stage ready for the arrival of UPA Chairperson and AICC president Sonia Gandhi here tomorrow, permanent member of CWC and Manipur in-charge L Falerio and AICC secretary Maj Ved Prakash who arrived in today have inspected the sites which are included in the itinerary of Sonia Gandhi.A trial rehearsal of the activities that are expected to be carried out upon her arrival at the helipad of Kangla was also conducted today.During the inspection, Falerio and Maj Ved Prakash were accompanied by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, MPCC president Gaikhangam, other Ministers and officials.According to the itinerary of Sonia Gandhi, she would arrive at Tulihal Airport at around 11 am.From the airport, she would be directly flown to Churachandpur in a special helicopter to inaugurate the Khuga Multipurpose Project there.After staying there for around 10 minutes, she would be flown back to Kangla, from where she would proceed to BT Park to pay homage and lay floral wreath at the Sahid Minar.After this, she would go to Khwairamband Bazar to inaugurate the newly constructed three market sheds and dedicate the same to the people.While coming out from Khwairamband Bazar, she would drop in at the nearby Congress Bhavan to inaugurate a newly constructed annexe building and unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.From Congress Bhavan, Sonia Gandhi would go to Raj Bhavan where she will be served a luncheon.After the midday meal, she would return to Kangla to inaugurate the Tribal Market Complex at New Lambulane and Muslim Girls’ Hostel at Hatta Minuthong with remote control apart from laying the foundation stone for construction of INA Memorial complex at Moirang and the Manipur campus of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University.Before leaving Imphal, Sonia Gandhi would also be addressing a public meeting at Kangla.It is said that Sonia Gandhi would be inaugurating the annexe building of Congress Bhavan and unveiling statue of Mahatma Gandhi in her capacity as the president of AICC while inauguration or laying the foundation stones of other projects would be done as UPA chairperson.During her visit, Sonia Gandhi is expected to be accompanied by Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation & Tourism Kumari Selja and Union Minister of State in charge Defence P Raju among others. (Sangaiexpress)

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