The small town of Davangere, located in the centre of Karnataka, was woken up on Monday thanks to the launch of the Congress election campaign by party chief Sonia Gandhi.
Although streets of this small town did not indicate that a rally of such big magnitude will be held, the Bapuji MBA grounds told a different story.
People numbering up to nearly 2 lakh had made it to the venue in the scorching heat to catch a glimpse of the leader who was scheduled to arrive by 1 pm. The Congress had ensured that people turned up in large numbers since this rally earmarked the kickstarting of the election campaign for the party.
Image: Congress president Sonia Gandhi flanked by Ghulam Nabi Azad (to her left), and R V Deshpande, Karnataka PCC chief at the Davangere rally.
Text: Vicky Nanjappa | Photograph: Uttam Ghosh
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