Learnt more from you than in Delhi: Rahul to farmers
Describing the padayatra as an unforgettable experience that has enlightened him of the farmers problems, the Gandhi scion told farmers of the Bahujan Samaj Party-ruled state, "I have learnt a lot after talking to you. I am young and from you I have gained a world of knowledge on land acquisition issues. I can never forget all this all my lifetime and the fact that I am taking back so much from you."
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Image: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi winded up his UP padyatra on Friday
'Yatra, a mass awakening call for farmers'
The foot march, flagged off from Bhatta on Tuesday, saw the Congress leader spanning over 70 km in hot and sultry weather conditions."The yatra was a mass awakening call for the farmers. I have already achieved what I set out to achieve. I am more than pleased. I wanted to bring this matter on the national radar and help farmers voice their concerns. I have done that," Gandhi said.
Image: Gandhi interacts with farmers during his padyatra
'UPA to make land acquisition law farmer-oriented'
The All Inida Congress Committee general secretary will visit Aligarh on Saturday to address a farmer mahapanchayat. Gandhi said the UP government should enact a land acquisition law on the lines of Haryana.
"The UP government should enact land acquisition law on the lines of Haryana land acquisition law which is more farmer- friendly," he addressed a gathering of villagers at Bajna inter-college ground.
"The UPA will soon modify the existing land acquisition law and make it more farmer-oriented," Gandhi said.
Image: Gandhi to address the farmer mahapanchayat in Aligarh on Saturday