To understand farmer’s plight, a rejuvenated Rahul Gandhi undertakes padyatra

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Ever since his return from  holiday Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is in pro- active mood. The Gandhi scion has now  kicked off his padyatra against the Narendra Modi government’s Land Acquisition Amendment Bill from Gunji village in Amravati district, Maharashtra

Rahul walked  15 kilometers through villages in Amravati district in Vidarbha region which has witnessed the highest number of farmer suicides. Rahul will visit Gunji Village, Dhamangaon railway tehsil, Rajana village and Tonglabad Village.

Rahul had also raised the issue of farmers’ distress in the Lok Sabha while taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign trips. He had said, “The Prime Minister who is now on an India tour, should go to Punjab, should visit the Mandis and see ground situation.”  Sharpening his attack on the government, Rahul said, “The farmers of Vidarbha are suffering, that’s why I am here. The Modi government only worries about corporates and ignores plight of farmers.”

Accusing the government of being anti-farmer, anti-poor, Rahul had said, He said, “It is your government, it is our government, but it is not the government of farmers and labourers.”  Rahul had earlier addressed Kisan Khet Mazdoor rally and lead party’s fight against the Land Bill in Parliament in a bid to reach out to grief-stricken farmers whose lakhs of hectares of crops were damaged due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms. Rahul will discuss with farmers and families of those who committed suicide about the agrarian crisis and also ways to help them tide over the problem.

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