The birthday of AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who turned 41 on Sunday, is being celebrated all over Uttar Pradesh by party workers as Kisan Adhikar Diwas (Farmers’ Rights Day).
With Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due early next year the opportunity is being utilised by the state unit to reach out to the farmers.The agitation at Bhatta Parsaul in Greater Noida on the land acquisition issue by Gandhi recently had generated a lot of heat politically.
Enquiries at his residence at 12, Tuglak Lane residence revealed that the young leader is not at home and no celebration has been planned.Ahead of the birthday, party General Secretary Digvijay Singh had said Rahul has got “all the qualities and capabilities” that are required to become a “good” Prime Minister.
Congress projects Gandhi as potential Prime Minister and future leader.Meanwhile, Kisan chaupals (farmer gatherings) were organised in all the nyay panchyats in Gandhi’s Amethi constituency.
The party office bearers organised chaupals in all 712 nyay panchyats in Amethi to hear problems faced by farmers.
Party leader Rajesh Srivastav said this year neither cakes were cut nor sweets were distributed on Gandhi’s birthday but the party workers tried to mingle with farmers.
“We will fight for the cause of farmers and get their problems redressed,” he said.