With a three-day ‘kisan rath yatra’ beginning tomorrow, the Punjab Congress is all set to highlight farmers’ woes at the ‘anaj mandis’ of the Malwa region in the ongoing paddy procurement season.
Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh will be on board a specially-designed bus on the pattern of the bus yatra undertaken in Uttar Pradesh.
The kisan yatra will coincide with the ongoing outreach programme of Punjab Congress ‘Karza-Kurki Khatam; Fassal Di Poori Rakam’.
The scheduled visit of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to Punjab around Diwali has been postponed to the second week of November.
Party leaders said the yatra would see Amarinder travelling for three consecutive days to cover 500 km across eight districts of the Malwa region, using a mobile public address platform for impromptu meetings.
Beginning from Bagha Purana, the bus yatra will touch Kotkapura, Faridkot, Muktsar, Ferozepore before ending at Bathinda. The PPCC chief is scheduled to visit 10 mandis.