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Rahul Gandhi begins 15-km padyatra from Amravati

India TV News Desk 30 Apr 2015, 18:31:35 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Modi Govt stands for crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi

Stepping up the attack on the Narendra Modi Government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today accused it of “abandoning” farmers at a time when the country is faced with an agrarian crisis, and backing “crony capitalists”.

Setting off on his day-long ‘padyatra'(foot march) through the affected villages of the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra, he told reporters,”The situation is very disturbing. There is a feeling of abandonment. The role of the Government is to give a helping hand to the people when they suffer.  “But the governments in Maharashtra and at the Centre have let them down.”

Insurance companies denying us our due: Farmers to Rahul on padyatra

Dhamangaon (Maharashtra): Setting out on a padyatra today to meet farmers in the Vidarbha region of the state, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was told by several of them that insurance companies were engaging in fraud and that the requisite compensation was not paid to them for crop loss.  

Rahul this morning launched his ‘sanvad yatra' from Gunji village in Maharashtra's Amravati district to highlight farmers' woes and the agrarian situation in the region.

Rahul Gandhi begins 15-km padyatra from Amravati

Mumbai: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday began a 15-km padyatra in Amravati district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, during which he is meeting the families of farmers who committed suicide.

Mr. Gandhi, who reached Nagpur on Wednesday night, left on Thursday morning for village Gunji to begin the foot march dubbed as sanvad padyatra.

On the way to Gunji, people were seen lined up on roads at Kondhali and Talegaon villages to greet the Congress leader.

Mr. Gandhi stopped at Talegaon for some time, before proceeding to Gunji.

Mr. Gandhi spoke to the people who greeted him and sought to know their problems and the issues affecting them.

He will be visiting five villages between Gunji to Ramgaon and will meet the farmers who have suffered crop losses due to unseasonal rain. He is accompanied by MPCC president Ashok Chavan and senior State Congress leaders.

Maharashtra is one of the States that experienced severe agrarian crisis and Amravati division in Vidarbha region has witnessed many suicide cases of farmers this year.

Ahead of his visit, a farmer, Gajanan Sheshrao Khongal, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well in Morshi tehsil of the district on Tuesday.