Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited the Kamtanath Temple in Chitrakoot district on Thursday ahead of his roadshows and rallies scheduled for two days in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.

He was accompanied by Congress state chief Kamal Nath, party’s state Election Campaign Committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia and Leader of the Opposition in MP Assembly Ajay Singh.

The Congress chief reached Chitrakoot, a religious town closely associated with Lord Ram, from Allahabad by helicopter and spent half an hour on the temple premises.

The Kamta Nath temple is located on the forested hill of Kamadgiri where, according to mythology, Lord Ram stayed during his exile.

Gandhi addressed a corner meeting at Chitrakoot before leaving in a helicopter to Satna city, where he addressed a public meeting.

The Congress chief is scheduled to hold a roadshow in Rewa later in the evening.

On Friday, Gandhi will travel by bus to address public meetings at Saipur Mod, Baron, Baikunthpur, Lalgaon and Chunari villages across Rewa and Satna, party leaders.

The Congress has been out of power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003.

During his earlier visit on September 17, Rahul Gandhi held a roadshow in Bhopal after performing a puja and taking blessings from 11 priests.

He had visited the state after returning from the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, which he undertook to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva.

(With agency inputs)