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Rahul Gandhi to continue "Khat Sabha" in Gorakhpur today

Updated: Sep 07, 2016 08:58 IST

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 7 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will continue with his "Khat Sabha" campaign today to woo farmers of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Gandhi will also undertake door to door campaign and road shows to interact with the farmers in the run up to the UP Assembly polls.

Yesterday, Gandhi reached Rudrapur via chopper and launched the party's door-to-door campaign.

He began his 2500 km-long 'Kisan Yatra' as an effort to reach out to the people of Uttar Pradesh.

He reached out to the farming community while cornering the Centre and Samajwadi Party Government for not addressing their concerns despite making tall claims.

"Day1 of the Kisan Yatra ends in Gorakhpur. Tremendous energy & support from the people throughout the journey today.Looking fwd to tomorrow!," Rahul said in a tweet.

The Congress vice-president had earlier said his yatra is aimed at helping the poor, farmers and labourers secure their rights.

The " Khat Sabha" with Uttar Pradesh farmers took a dramatic turn when all the local supporters began decamping with the "khats" (Cots) from the venue that had been laid out by his party.

There was unprecedented ruckus and commotion at the ground in Deoria, where the rally was held, after which people started fighting over the cots to take them home.(ANI)