The Indian National Congress (Congress) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are planning to hold political campaign rallies in various cities in Maharashtra state from Wednesday, February 20, to Friday, March 1. Two public joint meetings will be held in Nanded and Beed on February 20 and Saturday, February 23, respectively. Additionally, Congress will host a large campaign rally in Dhule on March 1. Congress President Rahul Gandhi is expected to lead the rally beginning at 15:00 (local time). Crowded conditions, localized business and transportation disruptions, and a heightened security presence are likely in the vicinity of any political events.
India is set to hold legislative elections for Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, in April and May of 2019.
Individuals in Maharashtra are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate crowded conditions, localized disruptions, and a heightened security presence near any political demonstrations, and avoid all public or political demonstrations as a precaution.