Rahul Gandhi Kisan Yatra Live: ‘Must secure rights of the poor, farmers’

Rahul Gandhi's kisan yatra: Follow the live updates from the Congress Party's 2500 km rally.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 6, 2016 3:56 pm
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In a bid to end Congress’ 27-year exile from power in the politically important Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Assembly polls and to reinvigorate the party, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has embarked on a 2500 km-long Kisan Yatra from Deoria on Tuesday.

“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,” Rahul’s office said in a tweet.

The ‘Deoria to Dilli yatra’, which started from Panchlari Kritpura village, will be marked by a door-to-door campaign of collecting ‘Kisan Mangpatras’ (charters of farmers demands), one-to-one interaction with farmers through Khaat (cot) Sabhas, a concept similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Chai par Charcha’ during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and roadside meetings.

WATCH VIDEO: Assembly Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi Begins 2500 Km Mahayatra From Deoria

 

Here are the LIVE updates from Rahul’s rally (If you’re on our App, click here for updates):

 

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Commotion breaks out as locals flee with wooden cots after Rahul Gandhi’s khat sabha in Deoria (Image: Twitter @ANI_news)

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Will communicate the grievances of farmers to PM Modi: Rahul

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There were 17 sugar mills in this district, but today all are shut. Who is responsible? NDA govt & UP Govt have forgotten the farmers: Rahul

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UPA govt waived off Rs 70000 cr farm loans while Modi govt waives off loan of big corporates: Rahul

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PM didn’t answer my question in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi at Deoria.

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Rahul addresses crowd at Deoria (Image: Twitter @ANI_news)

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Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Dugdheswar Nath Temple in Rudrapur. (Image: Twitter @ANI_news)

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Images from Rahul Gandhi’s 2500 km-long ‘Kisan Yatra’ (Image: Twitter @ANI_news)

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During his door-to-door campaign, Rahul met with farmers and collected Kisan Maang Patras, outlining their demands. (Image: Twitter @OfficeOfRG)

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