Donning a Gandhi cap, the 43-year-old leader flanked by Ajay Rai began his roadshow in a Muslim-dominated Gol Gadda area, waving to supporters who surrounded his vehicle. (JPN/Agencies)
Rahul's roadshow follows a massive one conducted by Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Friday and another one by Modi on Thursday.
The roadshow is to conclude after about 10 kms at Lanka near BHU gate, the same place where Kejriwal and Modi had begun their roadshows.
In his last push before campaigning ends on Saturday evening, Kejriwal was conducting another roadshow today, while Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also had one scheduled.
Leaders present in Rahul's roadshow included Ghulam Nabi Azad, Madhusudan Mistry, CP Joshi and Raj Babbar.
Congress supporters had begun assembling since early in the morning.
"We are fighting to win. We are confident of our victory," said Azad who has been camping in Varanasi.
Breaking an unwritten code, Modi had addressed a rally in Amethi, where Rahul has been challenged by BJP's Smriti Irani, on the last day of campaigning there on May 5 and had made a stinging attack on the Gandhi family.
Modi is pitted in triangular contest against Arvind Kejriwal and Ajai Rai on the prestigious seat. Qaumi Ekta Dal’s Mukhtar Ansari has lent support to Ajai Rai. Notably, Ansari had lost to BJP’s Murli Manohar Josi by slim margin of around 17, 000 votes in 2009.
Donning a Gandhi cap, the 43-year-old leader flanked by Ajay Rai began his roadshow in a Muslim-dominated Gol Gadda area, waving to supporters who surrounded his vehicle.