Farm payments: Rahul Gandhi to carry tractor rallies in Punjab, Haryana from Oct 3-5

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 1

The Congress is working to step up its political offensive against the recently passed farm laws with former party president Rahul Gandhi set to hold tractor rallies across Punjab and Haryana from October 3 to 5.

Gandhi is proposed to reach Moga, Punjab, on October 3, from where he will lead a tractor rally starting from Badrikalan village till Jattpura village in Ludhiana district. On October 4, Rahul Gandhi will hold another rally that will commence in Sangrur and go up to Samana in Patiala.

The final rally by Gandhi will likely take place from Patiala to Pehowa in Haryana, from where Rahul Gandhi will enter Haryana for a one-day political programme.

Sources in Haryana said he would hold the rally at Kaithal and another major programme at Pipli before returning to New Delhi.

Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar on Thursday said the nuances of the plan were under the works but main halts of tractor rallies had been worked out in Punjab where Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will welcome Gandhi.

The state Congress also hopes the disgruntled elements to put up a show of unity and for estranged ex-minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to join Rahul’s rallies.

In Haryana, the state Congress will hold demonstrations tomorrow against farm bills in all assembly segments.

“The farmers of Haryana will welcome Rahul Gandhi who has been raising their voice since day one. While the BJP is unwilling to listen to farmers, Rahul Gandhi ji will be on ground zero to stand with the farmers in their struggle for existence and livelihood,” Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja said.

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