New Delhi, Apr 2 : The 'Haath Ke Saath Cycle Yatra' started on Tuesday under the leadership of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Sheila Dikshit that would give wide publicity to the party's manifesto 'Ham Nibhayenge'.
The cycle yatra entered the third day today, with Congress workers and general public according an enthusiastic welcome to the cyclists wherever they go.
The cycle yatra, being held under the guidance of Working president Devender Yadav, who himself is part of the yatra, has stirred up a big impact in creating momentum for the Congress party's Lok Sabha election campaign, which Ms Dikshit has emphasised time and again that Congress would win all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.
The yatra today began from the Rajouri Garden Assembly constituency main market, and will cover the Rajouri Garden and Hari Nagar Assemblies.
Mr Yadav said that the Congress party manifesto was one for the common people, which will address the problems of the people without indulging in empty promises.
While releasing the manifesto, Congress president Rahul Gandhi coined a new slogan 'Garibi Par War-72 Hazar'.
Mr Yadav said that the Congress party would not indulge in empty promises and would fulfill what it promises.
''In the public meetings at various places on the route of the cycle yatra, besides Congress workers, thousands of local people also participated, who include members of the Residents’ Welfare Associations, social workers, NGOs etc, which proves that within three days, the 'Haath Ke Saath Cycle Yatra' has stirred up considerable enthusiasm among the people,'' he said.
''The cyclists are also getting tremendous response from people in the JJ Clusters, resettlement colonies, unauthorised colonies, small traders, women and youth, which affords an ideal platform for the cyclists to have direct interaction with the people, and listen to their problems and probable solutions,'' he said.
Mr Yadav said that the Congress party has always served the people impartially, without having any particular likes or dislikes, as the motto of the Congress party has been service to the people, particularly the poor and the downtrodden.
He said that the latest example of Congress party’s concern for the poor people is the announcement by Mr Gandhi that when the Congress comes to power, the 20 per cent poorest segment of people in the country will be given Rs 72,000 annually which will benefit five crore families and 25 crore people in all, across the country.
He said that the scheme will also benefit the rural and urban poor as well.
Mr Yadav said that the cyclists were not only exposing the lies, falsehood and non-performance of both the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Governments, but also reminding the people of the massive development works carried out by the Congress Government during its 15-year rule in Delhi.
He said that all the schemes inaugurated by the BJP and AAP Governments in Delhi during the past four years were started by the Congress Government, headed by Ms Dikshit.
Mr Yadav said that today's cycle yatra will conclude at the Hari Nagar Assembly constituency, and the cyclists will make overnight stay at the Community centre, Janakpuri.
The cycle yatra was accompanied by Devender Yadav, ex-MP Mahabal Mishra, ex-MLA Dayanand Chandela, Municipal Councillor Surendra Sethia, Advocate Sunil Kumar, R Mani Naidu, Rakesh Sharma, Tasweer Solanki, Harcharan Singh, Priya Chandela, Youth Congress, NSUI, Seva Dal, Block presidents and local residents. (UNI)