Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Mission UP: Rahul Gandhi’s much-hyped Kisan Yatra to end today

Narada Desk | October 6, 2016 11:17 am Print
The yatra grabbed the national headlines when its experiment of having a ‘khat pe charcha’ – for which purpose 2,000 khaats were brought to the rally – boomeranged with the farmers who had assembled at the ground looting and walking away with the khats (cots)
Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s much-hyped, for all the wrong reasons, month-long 2500-km rural odyssey Kisan Yatra in Uttar Pradesh will conclude on Thursday with a meeting at Sansad Marg in New Delhi. The yatra grabbed the national headlines when its experiment of having a ‘khat pe charcha’ – for which purpose 2,000 khaats were brought to the rally – boomeranged with the farmers who had assembled at the ground looting and walking away with the khats (cots).

In the concluding part of his “Kisan Yatra”, which was launched in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the Congress will first hold a road show in Meerut. Following this, Rahul will address a roadside meeting in Ghaziabad.

After his meetings in Uttar Pradesh, he will reach Delhi in the afternoon where he would hold a roadside meeting at Hassanpur Depot.

According to Indian Express report, Rahul would then visit Vijay Ghat, Raj Ghat, Kisan Ghat and also visit Samadhi Sthals and later Sangharsha Sthal as well.

On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Narendra Modi, saying that taking selfies with US President Barack Obama will not help solve India’s problems.

Addressing a rally at Saharanpur, the Congress vice-president alleged that Modi “wants to instigate fight among his own countryman”, while the Congress party works for uniting people.

He also claimed instead of giving money to poor, the Prime Minister “wrote off debt of more than Rs 1 lakh crore of 15 businessmen”.

He assured the audience if voted to power, the Congress would reduce farmers’ electricity bills to half and write off their debts.

He also visited Islamic seminary Darul Uloom, Deoband, in Saharanpur where he met Vice-Chancellor Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani and students.

Lambasting PM Modi , Rahul said that except for two or three industrialists, no on was happy in Gujarat. The Congress vice-president claimed instead of giving money to poor, the Prime Minister “wrote off debt of more than Rs 1 lakh crore of 15 businessmen”.

In an interaction with farmers, he said that farmers too can get their loans waived off by Union Minister Arun Jaitely, but only if they visit his office wearing a suit. “Suit-boot pehan ke Jaitley ji ke office mein jaiye aur karza maaf karaiye,” he added.

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