Rahul Gandhi to pay tributes to HMT rice researcher Khobragade
This will be Mr Gandhi's first visit to Vidarbha in Maharashtra,after becoming president of the party.
Sources informed that after paying condolences to the bereavedfamily of Mr Khobragade at Nanded village in Sindewahi taluka ofChandrapur district in Vidarbha, Mr Gandhi will address a farmers''chaupal' at the same village.
Mr Khobragade, who revolutionised paddy farming by developing thehigh yielding variety of rice HMT, lived in penury and could notafford even medical treatment following a paralysis attack in hislast days.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis did sanction Rs 2 lakhfrom his relief fund, but it was too late as he breathed his last ata hospital in Gadchiroli.
BJP MP from Chandrapur and Union Minister of State for Home, HansrajAhir, rushed to Nanded and consoled the bereaved family of MrKhobragade on Monday.
The Congress president will land in Nagpur from Mumbai on Wednesdaymorning at around 1100 hours and take off by helicopter to Nandedvillage. He will spend an hour-and-half there and likely to comeback to Nagpur, from where he will fly back to Delhi, sources added.
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