Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday began a seven-kilometre-long march from here to highlight the problems of farmers, especially cane growers in Uttar Pradesh.
Addressing party workers Saharanpur, he said the Congress was with the farmers and small traders as well as the poor and vowed to keep fighting what he said was a “suit boot ki sarkar” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“When Narendra Modi is flying to England, Rahul Gandhi is standing here amongst you in your fields. I want to tell you that we are with you. Congress is standing with you and will die and keep standing with you,” he said, addressing the farmers ahead of starting his ‘padayatra’.
He added, “When Lok Sabha elections were held a lot of people supported Narendra Modi. He claimed that he will change India. He does not even remember his own slogan of ‘achche din ayenge’. When we talk of ‘achche din’ people laugh across the country. Where are those good days?”.
“He travels abroad, flies to London, Singapore, America, but good days have not come. In India, ‘achche din’ will only come when farmers, labourers, poor, dalits, tribals will have good days. Only then will good days come for Congress.”
Gandhi urged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to help the farmers.
“Akhilesh Yadavji, you said you will bring in changes… Stand with the farmers and tackle their problems. Help the cane growers and open the closed sugar mills,” he said.