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Rahul Gandhi reminds farmers of loans waived off by UPA

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 15:03 IST

Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Sept. 10 (ANI): Continuing his road show, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi talked to farmers and reminded them of the loans waived off during the UPA regime and how the Modi government has failed to keep their promises.

"They won elections in Delhi and started their work. They made big promises like payment of 15 lakhs, employment to youth. But, when will the 15 lakhs be sent? When will the youth get employment? They talked about bullet train but increased the fares of trains", said Rahul.

He went on to talk about the purpose of the Yatra which he started from Deoria in Uttar Pradesh.

Mr Gandhi's said his month long 'Kisan Mahayatra' is aimed at highlighting the plight of farmers in Uttar Pradesh. On the fourth day of the 'kisan yatra', the Congress Vice President reached Ambedkar Nagar today.

His road show is also a part of the party's campaign for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. His 'Mahayatra' will cover 39 districts spread over 80 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Mr. Gandhi's also visited the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya and followed it up with a meeting here. Hanuman Garhi is only about a kilometre away from the Ram Temple at the disputed Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid site.

He also met students of the Faizabad Public School at Gandhi Park besides garlanding statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Acharya Narendra Dev in Faizabad.

Gandhi's 'Mahayatra' shall be briefly halted on September 12 and 13 due to the Eid festival. (ANI)

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