1. Kisan Yatra: Rahul Gandhi’s speech ends, commotion begins over free khatiyas

Kisan Yatra: Rahul Gandhi’s speech ends, commotion begins over free khatiyas

Commotion broke out at the venue of Khaat Sabha, when the locals started to decamp the ground by picking up the wooden cots and running away with them.

By: | Updated: September 6, 2016 2:27 PM
khatiya While addressing the gathering at Deoria, the Congress vice president said that the NDA government has failed to look at the woes of the farmers and through this roadshow, they will reach out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

No sooner did Rahul Gandhi’s address at Deoria finished, that people gathered at the venue started fighting for free khatiyas (wooden cots). Commotion broke out at the venue of Khaat Sabha, when the locals started to decamp the ground by picking up the wooden cots and running away with them.

Khaat Sabha was one of the scheduled event in Rahul Gandhi’s 2500 km long Kisan Yatra that started today. The ‘Deoria to Dilli yatra’, which started from Panchlari Kritpura village, was marked by a door-to-door campaign of collecting ‘Kisan Mangpatras’ (charters of farmers demands), one-to-one interaction with farmers through Khaat (cot) Sabhas, a concept similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Chai par Charcha’ during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and roadside meetings.

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While addressing the gathering at Deoria, the Congress vice president said that the NDA government has failed to look at the woes of the farmers and through this roadshow, they will reach out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Through this roadshow, we will propose three demands to PM Modi, namely- waive off loans, cutting down the electricity bills to half and an appropriate MSP,” added Rahul.

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