Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will launch a pro-poor health scheme named after her husband and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the city on November 20, sources said today.

She will address a public rally and launch the scheme – ‘Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayini Yojna’ – a flagship programme of the Congress-led UPA government from the city.

Maharashtra Minister for Social Justice and District Guardian Minister Shivajirao Moghe confirmed the programme.

Party sources said Sonia’s itinerary is being planned and worked out.

A galaxy of Union ministers, top office bearers of All India Congress Committee (AICC), Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan and his Cabinet colleagues are likely to attend the launch at the historic Kasturchand Park ground in central part Nagpur, city MP Vilas Muttemwar said.

The Rajiv Gandhi Yojna is being launched in a limited form in Maharashtra before its scope is widened to cover a large population of deprived lot, he added.

(This article was published on November 4, 2013)
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