BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was reacting to the Congress vice-president’s 2500 km-long ‘Kisan Yatra’ from Deoria today, said this would not make much of a difference as they are now paying the price for their flip-flops in the country.
“Their fortunes would not change unless they understand the ground realities and mere photo-ops would not help them,” he added.
In a bid to reinvigorate Congress and end its 27-year exile from power in the politically important Uttar Pradesh, Mr Gandhi will today embark on a 2500 km-long Kisan Yatra from Deoria.
“My yatra from Deoria to Delhi starting September 6 is a campaign to secure the rights of the poor, farmers and labourers in government resources,” Mr Gandhi’s office said in a tweet.
The ‘Deoria to Dilli yatra’, which will start from Panchlari Kritpura village, will be marked by a door-to-door campaign of collecting ‘Kisan Mangpatras’ (charters of farmers demands), one-to-one interaction with farmers through Khaat (cot) Sabhas, a concept similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Chai par Charcha during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and roadside meetings.