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Amritsar: Rahul Gandhi's posters removed

Posted on Oct 10, 07:18PM | IBNS

The Amritsar Municipal Corporation has removed posters of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi ahead of his visit to the city, media reports said on Wednesday.

According to reports, Amritsar municipal authorities said the posters, that were put up by Congress' students wing National Students Union of India (NSUI) to welcome the leader to Punjab, were removed as it violated the Punjab Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.

Pertinently, Punjab is ruled by the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance.

Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to the north Indian state, arrived in Amritsar on Wednesday and met party cadres and office bearers of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).

He is expected to interact with party leaders in Patiala, Amritsar and Jalandhar.

The Congress general secretary will also meet the heads of Punjab Mahilla Congress, NSUI, Punjab Youth Congress during his visit.

He will address a convention organized by the Punjab Youth Congress at Attari village of Amritsar district.

This is his first visit to the state after his party's poor show in the assembly elections earlier this year.