First-day schedule of Rahul Gandhi’s Deoria to Delhi Kisan Yatra

By: | Updated: September 3, 2016 1:48 PM

With an aim to regain the lost ground in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh in the 2017 Assembly elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to embark on a month-long Kisan Yatra from September 6 as his office today announced the first-day schedule of it.

With an aim to regain the lost ground in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh in the 2017 Assembly elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to embark on a month-long Kisan Yatra from September 6 as his office today announced the first-day schedule of it. (PTI)With an aim to regain the lost ground in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh in the 2017 Assembly elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to embark on a month-long Kisan Yatra from September 6 as his office today announced the first-day schedule of it. (PTI)

With an aim to regain the lost ground in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh in the 2017 Assembly elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to embark on a month-long Kisan Yatra from September 6 as his office today announced the first-day schedule of it. The schedule, which was shared on the official twitter account of Rahul Gandhi, shows he will cover over 100 kilometres and travel across three districts during which a host of events have been planned.

“My yatra that begins on September 6, from Deoria aim at helping the poor, farmers and labourers get their right in government resources,” Gandhi tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi will launch a door-to-door campaign to collect ‘Kisan Maangpatras’, lead party’s road show and attend two Khat Sabhas.

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According to a report by The Indian Express, the Congress will focus on issues pertaining to the agrarian society in Uttar Pradesh. It has drawn up a campaign strategy that almost issues a “promissory note” to waive off the debt of farmers besides promising to halve the power tariff for them if voted to power.

According to party leaders, Congress workers would visit 25,000 homes, housing nearly 2 crore people, with a form. The farmers would be asked to furnish information about their outstanding debt, along with their address and contact details. The party activists are leaving no stone unturned to make the campaign a successful one, the report said.

Earlier, the Congress had launched its Uttar Pradesh Assembly election campaign with the slogan “27 saal, UP behaal (27 year but UP in dire straits)” aiming to highlight the 27 years of poor governance since it lost power in the 1989 state elections to the now-defunct Janata Dal.

Notably, in 2014 general elections, Congress only managed to win two out of 80 parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh.

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