Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday will sound the poll bugle by addressing two election rallies in Andhra Pradesh and one in Karnataka.

Rahul Gandhi is reportedly scheduled to first address a rally at a stadium in Vijayawada and then move to address another rally at Mudigal Bypass Road Ground in Kalyandurg. The All Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) leaders have also said that they personally observed arrangements to welcome the Congress president to the state.

According to ANI, senior Congress leader MM Pallam Raju reportedly said that Rahul Gandhi would speak on the promises made by the Congress party on special category status to Andhra Pradesh and NYAY schemes. About 40,000 public are likely to attend the rally.

After addressing the gathering in Andhra Pradesh, the Congress chief will take a flight for Bengaluru to address another rally at Nelamangala, in the outskirts of the city.

The election to 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly is scheduled to be held on April 11 simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Polls in Karnataka for 28 Lok Sabha seats will take place in two phases on April 18 and 23. 

(With inputs from ANI)