New Delhi: In a bid to reinvigorate Congress and end its 27-year exile from power in the politically important Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Assembly polls, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will embark on the 2500 km-long Kisan Yatra from Deoria tomorrow.
“My yatra from Deoria to Delhi starting September 6 is a campaign to secure the rights of the poor, farmers and labourers in government resources,” Mr Gandhi’s office said in a tweet.
The ‘Deoria to Dilli yatra’, which will start from Panchlari Kritpura village, will be 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.
Mr Gandhi will also hold road shows at various places during the yatra. On the first two days, Gandhi will cover Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Sant Kabirnagar and Basti besides Deoria.
The party has made preparations for making the Congress leader’s longest yatra in the state a success. A team of national spokesmen will also be stationed in Lucknow to apprise media of the developments.