PM Modi not paying heed to farmers' problems: Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited places of importance of all faiths and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not paying heed to the problems of farmers.

PTI September 23, 2016 22:02:36 IST
PM Modi not paying heed to farmers' problems: Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow

Lucknow: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited places of importance of all faiths and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not paying heed to the problems of farmers.

Rahul, was in Lucknow as part of his 'Deoria to Dilli kisan yatra'. Her raised issues related to farmers, visited the Cathedral church, Raidas temple, Nadva (Islamic seminary) as well as a gurdwara and paid obeisance.

PM Modi not paying heed to farmers problems Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. File photo. PTI

He met the rector of Nadva and president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and also prayed at the cathedral besides interacting with students in the madrassa. He also held a road show in the run-up to the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh covering major parts of the state capital.

Rahul atop a bus along with state party president Raj Babbar and Congress' chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit held the road show, enthusing party workers and supporters.

"We have been forced to take out this yatra to highlight the plight of farmers. They are not getting the right price of their produce. Farmers are with us, this yatra will go up to Delhi where we will organise a meeting and tell Modiji what is in the heart of farmers," he said.

Promising that Congress will waive loans of farmers if it returns to power in the state, Rahul said that the Modi government has merely waived loans of big industrialists and so is not in a position to tell the people about it.

The Congress leader reiterated that his suggestion of bringing a 'kisan budget' which will also benefit the central government. He also recalled his agitation in Bhatta Parsaul in Uttar Pradesh and said attempts were made to snatch farmers' land there under the BJP government.

So far, Rahul has addressed 17 khat sabhas, 12 mega shows and over 500 public meetings during his yatra, a Congress leader said.

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