17 April, New Delhi
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will meet delegations of farmers from different states tomorrow ,Saturday and hear their views on the changes being brought in the UPA’s land law by the NDA government.
His meeting with farmers will be held a day before the Congress’ ‘kisan-khet mazdoor’ rally on Sunday to galvanise protests against NDA’s land acquisition bill.
According to Congress sources , Gandhi accompanied by some senior Congress leaders including Jairam Ramesh and Digvijay Singh will meet members of various farmer organisations from states like UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.
The delegation will include farmers from Bhatta Parsaul village from where Rahul had launched a ‘padyatra’ in 2011 against forcible land acquisition of farmers, a protest that had culminated in passage of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
The party has already made it clear that the Congress Vice President will address the rally of farmers along with party President Sonia Gandhi.