Raipur, Jan 27: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address ‘Kisan Sammelan’ in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur on Monday.
Rahul Gandhi will address this gathering of farmers at Naya Raipur.
This is the first programme of Rahul Gandhi after formation of Congress government in the state. Congress has named this programme as ‘Kisan Fasal Rin Mukti Karyakram’ (farmers crop loan waiver programme).
Congress in its manifesto had announced to waive off loans of farmers within ten days after formation its government in the state. It fulfilled this promise within 24 hours after formation of government.
Rahul Gandhi will launch election campaign for Lok Sabha elections in the state through this gathering of farmers.
He will try to convey message to the farmers in the country though this programme for waiving off their loans in line with Chhattisgarh, after coming to power at the centre. He is likely to announce paddy procurement at the price of Rs 2,500 per quintal all over the country like that in Chhattisgarh, after coming to power.
In fact, the overwhelming support of Congress was major factor behind Congress coming to power in Chhattisgarh with two third majority.
Modi government had been talking of providing double the price of production to the farmers. But Congress Government in Chhattisgarh has almost materialised this by providing bonus of Rs 750 and procuring paddy at Rs 2,500 per quintal to the farmers.
According to party sources, overwhelmed with support of farmers, Rahul Gandhi not only wants victory on 11 Lok Sabha seats of state but also wants to achieve success on national level. (UNI)