Congress National President Rahul Gandhi was accorded a warm welcome by Chief Minister and President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) Bhupesh Baghel at Jagdalpur Airport on his arrival on Wednesday.
Commerce (Excise) and Industry Minister Kawasi Lakhma and other Congress leaders were also present. Congress MLA Rekhchand Jain, Mayor Jatin Jaiswal, MLAs Mohan Markam, Deepak Baij, Lakheshwar Baghel, Vikram Mandavi, former Union Minister Arvind Netma, Ganga Potai, Shankar Sodhi, Rajiv Sharma, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Mahila Congress President Phulo Devi Netam and other Congress leaders welcomed the Congress National President. Director General of Police D M Awasthi, Special DG (Intelligence) Sanjay Pillai, Bastar Divisional Commissioner Dhananjay Dewangan, Inspector General of Police Vivekananda Sinha, Superintendent of Police D Shravan, In-charge Collector Prabhat Mallick and other officers were also present.
Later, AICC President Gandhi and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel left Jagdalpur by a chopper for Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district of Odisha where both leaders addressed a public meeting.