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Rahul visits Vidarbha

india Updated: Jul 19, 2008 00:15 IST
Pradip Kumar Maitra
Pradip Kumar Maitra
Hindustan Times
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Rahul Gandhi’s surprise visit to the killing fields of Vidarbha on Friday to interact with the widows and children of farmers has surprised many.

He was accompanied by Margaret Alva and Jayanti Natrajan. The young MP and his entourage were immediately rushed to Wardha where he first visited Dorli village.

Interacting with Rahul, debt-ridden villagers reportedly told him him that the increasing costs of agro-inputs and inadequate remunerative prices for their produce had forced several people to end their lives.

“We will collectively deal the issue. Don’t give up hope,” Rahul told the farmers.

The AICC general secretary visiting a number of suicide-prone villages through the day.