Rahul Gandhi kicks off poll campaign in UP's Deoria with Kisan Yatra [Photos]

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kicked off his party's campaign for the Uttar Pradesh polls with a 2,500 km kisan mahayatra from Deoria.

FP Staff September 06, 2016 19:13:34 IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kicked off his party's campaign for the Uttar Pradesh polls with a 2,500 km kisan mahayatra from Deoria. Photo: PTI
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kicked off his party's campaign for the Uttar Pradesh polls with a 2,500 km kisan mahayatra from Deoria. Photo: PTI
Gandhi met farmers and promised loan waiver to them. He assured a reduction in power tariff by 50 percent if voted to power in state elections. He held talks with farmers in a 'Khat pe charcha' programme organised as part of his Kisan Yatra. Photo: PTI
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Gandhi met farmers and promised loan waiver to them. He assured a reduction in power tariff by 50 percent if voted to power in state elections. He held talks with farmers in a 'Khat pe charcha' programme organised as part of his Kisan Yatra. Photo: PTI
Gandhi was welcomed by locals before his 'Khat pe Charcha' programme began. He said he had joined the farmers' protest against land acquisition at the event. Photo: PTI
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Gandhi was welcomed by locals before his 'Khat pe Charcha' programme began. He said he had joined the farmers' protest against land acquisition at the event. Photo: PTI
Gandhi also visited a temple before beginning the 'Charcha'. During the event, he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the problems of the farmers. Photo: PTI
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Gandhi also visited a temple before beginning the 'Charcha'. During the event, he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the problems of the farmers. Photo: PTI
Thousands of people came to attend Gandhi's rally. Accompanied by party colleague and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Gandhi has also started a door-to-door campaign from village Pachladi. Photo: PTI
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Thousands of people came to attend Gandhi's rally. Accompanied by party colleague and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Gandhi has also started a door-to-door campaign from village Pachladi. Photo: PTI
Soon after Gandhi's rally was over, the farmers were seen fighting amongst themselves for cots that were laid for the audience. A scene of chaos ensued soon after. Photo: PTI
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Soon after Gandhi's rally was over, the farmers were seen fighting amongst themselves for cots that were laid for the audience. A scene of chaos ensued soon after. Photo: PTI
Within minutes of Gandhi leaving the venue, onlookers swooped in and made away with the cots. Photo: PTI
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Within minutes of Gandhi leaving the venue, onlookers swooped in and made away with the cots. Photo: PTI