“Though Sheila Dikshit is the chief ministerial candidate of the party in the state, I can assure you that when Congress party distributes tickets for the Assembly polls, people from all religion and castes will find a place”, Rahul Gandhi said in a “khaat sabha” here on the third day of his ‘Deoria to Dilli” yatra.
“We will not form the government of any one caste but that of all the castes ..it will be a government which is that of farmers, labourers and all those who have problems in life, don’t forget this fact”, Gandhi assured.
Running late, Gandhi asked the people to have faith in the Congress which had waived off loans of farmers in the past.
“If the farmers of Uttar Pradesh rise up and stand with the Congress and send this demand to Narendra Modi for waiver of loans we will ensure that this happens”, he said.
Earlier Rahul held road show in Basti and held a one to one contact with locals and farmers.
During the roadshow, Rahul paid floral tributes to former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri besides renowned litterateur Ram Chandra Shukla.
Rahul is undertaking about a month-long 2500-km mahayatra from Deoria to Delhi to highlight the plight of farmers.
As part of the yatra, “Khaat Sabha” (Charpoy meetings) are being organised for Rahul to interact with farmers.