Rahul Gandhi's rally comes ahead of the Union Budget scheduled to be presented on February 1. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address public rallies and meetings across the country to highlight the country’s ‘economic problems’, unemployment and farm distress. He will start his rally with Jaipur on January 28. Party leaders in Rajasthan are busy preparing for the rally. Gandhi would also address anti-CAA rally, said AICC General Secretary and state in-charge Avinash Pandey. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot along with Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and other party leaders reviewed arrangements at the Vidhyadhar Stadium, the venue of Gandhi's rally.
Rahul Gandhi’s rally comes ahead of the Union Budget scheduled to be presented on February 1. Apart from Rajasthan, Gandhi will also address a rally in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and other states. He is expected to highlight issues related to tribals, farmers, and rural workers. He is likely to raise issues of small and medium industrialists, traders and professionals, the party leaders said. They said the schedule of these and other rallies are being worked out.
“On January 28, Congress leader and former party president Rahul Gandhi will be on a visit to Jaipur to address a rally. This rally will give a message in the country. The rally will attract the attention of the Centre on the burning issues of the country,” Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot told reporters in Jaipur.
Pilot, who became the longest-serving Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president on Tuesday after completing six years on the post, alleged the Modi government was not taking any concrete step on the issues of public interest and the economy, but was busy “diverting” public attention by bringing laws which are unnecessary.
“For the first time, protests are happening in different parts of the country against a law passed by the Parliament. State assemblies are passing the resolution. And the young people, in particular, are hurt, suffering, frustrated,” he said without mentioning the amended citizenship law.
Pilot said that many state governments have gone to the Supreme Court and any legislative assembly is free to pass a resolution and to vote on it as law can be amended or reconsidered.
With PTI Inputs