Rahul Gandhi flags off Vrukshathon 2018 half Marathon in Vijayapura
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Gandhi is on a three-day visit to the state's northern region since Saturday on the 'Jan Ashirwada Yatra' ahead of the state assembly election in late April or early May.
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Clad in yellow T-shirt and blue jeans, Gandhi joined party's state unit leaders and cadres who assembled at the 17th century tomb of king Mohammed Adil Shah for the "Vrukshathon 2018" with a call to conserve water and protect trees.
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Party's state unit president G. Parameshwara, party's state in-charge and Lok Sabha member K.C. Venugopal and state Water Resources Minister M.B. Patil also ran with Gandhi for a distance along with hundreds of local youth.