GUNA MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and Union Energy Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will preside over a Kisan-Dalit Sammelan organised at Sanwer to protest State government’s anti-farmer, anti-poor policies. Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Yadav and former minister Mahendra Singh Kalukheda will be the special invitees on the occasion.
At a meeting to fine-tune convention preparations, State Congress vice-president Shivkumar Urmalia declared that the rally timing was perfect as people had lost patience with the “corrupt, directionless and communal” BJP government.
It is time for our cadres to step out and take the message to farmers and Dalits that the Congress is with them in their moment of misery, he asserted.
City Congress chief Pramod Tandan, former president Kripashankar Shukla and Youth Congress general secretary Devendra Yadav were among those present during the brainstorming meet.
Berating the BJP regime for failing to effectively manage resources, Urmalia lamented that farmers were unable to till their land even though water reserves were plentiful owing to power shortage.
The tillers have been deprived of urea, fertiliser and even quality seed under the BJP regime he charged and exhorted youngsters, labourers as well as party cadres to make common cause with the farmers so that those who provide food to the country should not themselves go hungry.
In his address Tandan asserted that the party organisation was working hard to mobilise masses against the BJP regime. “We have started door-to-door campaigns at the ward level to get firsthand knowledge of the problems faced by ordinary residents”.
He assured the gathering that City Congress workers would follow the lead of national president Sonia Gandhi who had toured the country extensively over the last few months. Local Congressmen, too, would descend at Sanwer in thousands to draw attention to tillers plight.