Rahul Gandhi leaves Gujarat trip and rushes to Rae Bareli

New Delhi, Nov 2: Rahul Gandhi is in Rae Bareli today to meet the victims and the families of those killed and injured in the NTPC boiler blast late last evening on Wednesday. 

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit Raebareli on Thursday following an explosion at the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant that left 18 people dead. Sources say that Priyanka Gandhi will also join him.

Rahul, who was in Gujarat on Wednesday for the election campaigning, took to Twitter and said, "Due to the unfortunate NTPC accident, I will visit Rae Bareli tomorrow morning. I will join Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra in the afternoon."

Rahul was in Gujarat as part of his three-day Navsarjan Yatra, ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

Earlier the Congress vice president had expressed his grief on the mishap an had tweeted:


Earlier on Wednesday, at least 18 people were killed and 100 others sustained injuries after an ash pipe exploded due to pressure at the NTPC plant in Unchahar area of Raebareli.

The Congress vice-president also expressed his condolences over the deaths and tweeted, "I am deeply saddened with the incident at the Rae Bareli's NTPC plant. My heartfelt condolences are with the family of the deceased. I request the administration to help the injured immediately."

News24Bureau with Agencies