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Congress will continue to fight for farmers’ cause: Raj Babbar

UPCC president Raj Babbar has also assured farmers that the Congress will take up the issues concerning inflated power bills and acquisition of land for the Lucknow Industrial Development Authority.

lucknow Updated: Jun 20, 2017 14:21 IST
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Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Raj Babbar with party workers in Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Raj Babbar with party workers in Lucknow.(HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Raj Babbar, has assured farmers that his party will continue to fight for their cause. After holding ‘chaupals’ and ‘panchayats’ of farmers in Aligarh, Agra and Ghaziabad districts, Babbar attended more such programmes at Kaithi and Ghurghuri villages of Lucknow on Monday.

He also heard problems of the farmers and said the Congress will take up the issues concerning inflated power bills and acquisition of land for the Lucknow Industrial Development Authority.

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Earlier speaking to media persons, the Congress leader said people in rural areas, including farmers, were turning up in large numbers at the ‘chaupals’ that had been launched at the behest of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to bring into focus their problems.

Referring to International Yoga Day celebrations being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lucknow on June 21, Babbar said most people living in rural areas will not be able to connect with such celebrations as earning bread and butter was a big challenge for them.

About the likely recommendation of a CBI probe into Gomti river front project, Babbar said chief minister Yogi Adityanath had not done anything for the people’s welfare in the past 100 days. “The people of the state will also like to know from the chief minister about the work done for them,” said Babbar.

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He also attended ‘Sankalp Divas’ programme organised at UPCC headquarters to mark Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s birthday.