Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Rahul Gandhi to hold Khaat Sabha with UP farmers

Narada Desk | September 6, 2016 12:59 pm Print
The Congress vice-president has started his 2,500 km-long Kisan Yatra that starts from Deoria and will soon be holding a Khaat Sabha in Rudrapur
Rahul Gandhi mission UP

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.

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.