Rahul Gandhi will return soon and will be among the people, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Thursday as suspense over his absence continues.
“Rahul Gandhi will come back soon and will be among people,” she said while replying to a question here after visiting a number of villages battered by unseasonal rain and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh.
Gandhi’s comment comes days after the party gave indications that the Congress vice-president — who had gone on leave, days before the beginning of the Budget Session starting on March 23 — will attend the proposed mega Kisan rally of the party on April 19.
However, party sources in Delhi told The Indian Express that Rahul may be back as early as April 12.
He has been associated with the land issue for quite some time and had launched an agitation from Bhatta Parsaul in 2011 that had culminated in the passage of the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013. The Narendra Modi government has sought to amend the bill riling Congress and some other opposition parties.
Seeking to paint the NDA government as “anti-farmer” on land ordinance issue, Congress is organising the rally in the national capital a day before the second half of the budget session begins.
Meanwhile, while interacting with the farmers in Neemuch district, Sonia also assured that Congress would stand firm against the “anti-farmer” land acquisition bill and continue to protest against it.
(With PTI inputs)