Hubballi: Former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar met with Rahul Gandhi, a member of the prominent Gandhi family, perhaps for the first time on Sunday at the Hubballi airport.
Shettar, who recently joined the Congress party after resigning from the BJP, warmly welcomed the former All India Congress Committee chief along with other party leaders, including Vidyanagar Block Congress President Rajat Ullagaddimath, city district Congress president Altaf Hallur, and rural district Congress president Anilkumar Patil.
Sources close to Shettar had earlier indicated that he would attend the Basava Jayanti celebration in Kudalasangma.
The sources said, he will campaign for Srinivas Mane, the party’s candidate in Hangal. Shettar’s meeting with Rahul Gandhi marks a significant moment in his political career as he left the BJP after being denied a ticket to contest from the Hubballi Central constituency.
The Hubli Express is on WhatsApp now, you can join the WhatsApp group by clicking the link >>>>> https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hrmohnx3bkrEJRIv9kQsyD >>>>>>> You can follow us on Facebook @HubliExpress