Leading the campaign against alleged “dilution” of Land Acquisition Act, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked Youth Congress workers to launch “Kisaan Satyagrah” across the country through support from every MP and MLA.
In a letter to Youth Congress heads in the states, IYC has asked them to sit on dharna outside residence of such MPs and MLAs, who do not support the cause of the farmers.
Sources inform that party has been asked to plan padyatras in western, Bundelkhand and eastern regions of UP which is likely to be attended by Rahul Gandhi.
While deadline set for Youth Congress to end first phase of this agaitation is January 30, each unit has been asked to end by holding a rally and an agitation at the state level. Even state Congress committee and district committees have been asked to join this satyagrah.
These leaders have also been asked to launch a signature campaign seeking support of youths and hold agitations in a phased manner from Assembly, Lok Sabha and state. They would also give memorandum to district magistrates in each district.
“The task has been given to Youth Congress units all across the country to hold this Kisaan Satyagrah in phased manner. In the first phase, we would first ask our units at the assembly level to seek support of MLAs for the cause and protest against those, who deny their support,” said Ankit Parihar, president of the UP Central Zone of Youth Congress.
Ankit said that they would end this Satyagrah with a major agitation in Lucknow between January 27-30.
Meanwhile, speaking to The Indian Express, former Union minister Pradeep Jain ‘Aditya’, who along with former Union minister Jairam Ramesh had attended the panchayat at Bhatta-Parsaul, said, “It was decided that in UP, the agitation should start from Bhatta Parsaul, which triggered formation of the Land Acquisition Act. The act was passed after 15.28 hours of discussion in the parliament and after taking opinion of about 80 MPs.”
He said that the plans of different ‘padyatras’ were already submitted to party vice-president office.