Rahul gandhi back in Bhatta-Parsaul, Mahapanchyat in Aligarh

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi back in Bhatta-Parsaul, Raghupur, Rustampur and other villages before going to address a Kisan Mahapanchyat " in Aligarh on July 9 to raise the issues of farmers including land acquisition. The party had earlier planned to hold the rally in Bhatta-Parsaul village in Greater Noida - the epicentre of protest by farmers in May over acquisition of their land - but had to shift the venue to Aligarh as it was denied permission by the state government for Bhatta-Parsaul. "The state government did not give us permission to hold rally in Bhatta Parsaul or any other rural area. We have to hold it in a city so Aligarh was chosen as the venue," state Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi said.
She said a reason for choosing Aligarh as the venue of the rally was its rail connectivity which will ease travel for farmers. Congress leaders said that all issues related to farmers, including problems faced by them regarding availability of power and fertilisers, will be raised at the rally.