Rahul to take out padayatra for farmers’ cause

Congress vice president is on maiden visit to Telangana after humiliating defeat

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Dinesh Akula | May 14, 2015 | Hyderabad


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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is on a maiden two-day visit to Telangana from Thursday that includes a 15-km 'padayatra' in Adilabad district.

Rahul's visit is to highlight the plight of farmers in the country in general and state in particular. Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee working President told this correspondent that earlier he was scheduled to land at Hyderabad airport and take a road trip to the city and meet students and interact with certain sections. But the plan was changed on Thursday afternoon. Now he will land at Nanded and by road will go to Nirmal in Adilabad due to security issues.

He will stay in Nirmal town tonight, he said. Rahul's visit is seen as a morale boost for the party cadre as this would be his maiden visit to the state after separation from Andhra Pradesh on June 2, 2014.

Despite aggressive campaign and claiming credit for separate statehood of Telangana, Congress lost elections in the state last year.

Rahul will proceed on 'padayatra' from Vadiyala village at 7 am, the TPCC leader said.

"He will meet the families of farmers who have allegedly committed suicide due to agrarian distress in Telangana and console them," he added.

Rahul will address farmers at Koratikal village and return to Hyderabad after the event, and would leave for Delhi by 8 pm.

Rahul has been aggressively raising farmers' issues in Parliament and reached out to farmers in Punjab and Maharastra.

As per Congress leader’s data, as many as 936 farmers committed suicide in the state during recent times.  His party hopes his packed 24-hour tour will reenergize cadres and prove that in a state where at least 700 farmers have killed themselves in the last 10 months, it is the Congress that cares.

Telangana opposition parties Congress, TDP, BJP and others too alleged that hundreds of farmers have committed suicide due to agrarian crisis since the TRS government came to power last year, a charge denied by the administration.

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