Dehradun , January 16
Congress president Sonia Gandhi reached Dehradun today to start her election campaign on Tuesday. Keeping in view inclement weather , Sonia Gandhi flew in at Jollygrant Airport at 4.30 pm. She will be addressing election rallies at Roorkee and New Tehri on January 17. She will be flying to Roorkee to address an election rally and then would go to Tehri before flying back to the national capital.
She had not been able to make it at the Haldwani party rally on December 23 due to bad weather. Earlier also, she missed the date with the voters when she failed to turn up at Gauchar in Chamoli district on November 9, 2011, to inaugurate the laying of railway line from Rishikesh to Karanprayag. With only 12 days left for election campaigning in the state, Sonia Gandhi made it a point to arrive in Dehradun a day earlier as snow and rain continued to lash Uttarakhand for the past 48 hours.