Chandigarh, October 18: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is on a campaign trail in election-bound Haryana, had to abruptly land in Rewari's KLP College after the chopper in which he was travelling faced "bad weather". The incident was reported on Friday, when the Gandhi scion was returning to Delhi after addressing a poll rally. Sonia Gandhi's Rally in Mahendergarh Cancelled, Rahul Gandhi to Now Address Voters.
After winding up the rally in Mahendragarh district of Haryana earlier today, Gandhi left for the national capital. Enroute, the weather turned rough which forced the helicopter to make an emergency landing. He then used the road route to complete his journey to Delhi.
Update by ANI:
Haryana: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's chopper made an emergency landing in Rewari's KLP College today, due to bad weather while returning to Delhi from Mahendragarh after addressing an election rally. He later left for Delhi by road. pic.twitter.com/DMV3f2Xtuj
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
Gandhi is the top star campaigner of the Congress in poll-bound Haryana and Maharashtra. Both the states are currently ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The single-phase polls are slated on October 21 and the results would be declared on October 24.
In the 2014 Haryana assembly elections, the BJP had succeeded in forming its first-ever government in the state, winning 47 out of the 90 seats. In the upcoming polls, the party is predicted to bag up to 83 constituencies, according to the final ABP News-C Voter opinion poll. The Congress is predicted to be restricted only three assembly segments.