Rahul Gandhi to start 2500-km mahayatra from Deoria on 6 September

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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his mahayatra from Deoria in eastern Uttar Pradesh to Delhi from 6 September is a campaign to help secure rights of the poor, farmers and labourers in government resources.

“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,” he said on Twitter.

The Congress vice president will launch his month-long mahayatra traversing 2,500-km through Uttar Pradesh, ahead of assembly elections in the state slated early next year, from village Panchlari Kritpura in Rudrapur on 6 September.

Rahul Gandhi also tweeted his programme for the first day of the yatra, during which he will meet people along the way in a door-to-door campaign collecting ‘kisan maagpatras’ (farmers demand charters) and will hold one-to-one interactions with farmers at ‘Khaat Sabha’ in Rudrapur. He will also undertake a roadshow in Deoria and will hold another interaction with farmers in Kanchanpur village and another “khaat sabha” in Kasia.

Rahul will do a night halt in Gorakhpur before embarking further on the journey. He will hold similar interactions with farmers and roadshows the next day and will spend the second night at Basti. During the mahayatra, the Congress leader will cover as many as 233 assembly constituencies to reach out to people ahead of crucial polls slated early next year.

The mahayatra comes after successful road show of Sonia Gandhi earlier last month and the two yatras of state party leaders in various districts of the state. Rahul will hold ‘khaat sabhas’ in 21 districts and also road shows in numerous large towns and cities.

(With PTI inputs)

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