Rahul Gandhi to hold Khaat Sabha with UP farmers
In an attempt to reinvigorate the Congress in Uttar Pradesh after 27 years, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday started his campaign for the state Assembly elections. As part of the campaign, he has started his 2,500 km-long Kisan Yatra that starts from Deoria in eastern Uttar Pradesh and will end in Delhi.
He will soon hold a Khaat Sabha in Rudrapur.
The campaign will be marked by a door-to-door campaign of collecting ‘Kisan Mangpatras’ (charter of farmers’ demands), one-to-one interaction with farmers through Khaat (cot) Sabhas.
Arrived in Rudrapur to a warm welcome&grt enthusiasm.Join @INCIndia on this Kisan Yatra as we fight for rights of farmers,labourers&the poor
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 6, 2016
Rahul will cover Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Sant Kabirnagar and Basti, besides Deoria, in the first two days.
“My yatra from Deoria to Delhi starting September 6 is a campaign to secure the rights of the poor, farmers and labourers in government resources,” Gandhi’s office said on Monday in a tweet.
Around 2,000 khaats or cots have been laid out on a ground in Rudrapur for the Khaat Sabha. A team of national spokesperson will also be stationed in Lucknow to apprise media of the developments.