Bhopal, Oct 6 : Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is in Madhya Pradesh for a day-long visit to the poll-bound state where he will address a public gathering in Jabalpur and point out the failures of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and the alleged scams under Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan .
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- Congress President Rahul Gandhi reached Gwalior to support the protesting landless poor who are marching towards Delhi.
- Posters can be seen in Jabalpur where Rahul Gandhi will perform a Narmada Puja at Gwari Ghat in Jabalpur .
- Around 25,000 landless landless poor have been marching towards Delhi on foot since Thursday. Until now, they have covered a distance of 36 kms. They are expected to reach Morena soon.They started marching on October 2, Gandhi’s 149th birth anniversary, to protest against unfair distribution of land and against allotment of their land to corporates.
He was welcomed by state Congress chief Kamal Nath, election campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia and other leaders.
Gandhi reached Gwalior at around 12.30 p.m. from where he left for Morena in a helicopter. According to Congress leaders, he will address a gathering at Morena district party headquarter’s stadium later in the day.
Under the banner of Ekta Parishad, an organisation that works for the marginalised communities in rural India, landless poor from 17 states across the country will march as part of ‘Jan Andolan 2018’.
More than 56% of rural households in India remain landless and 30% of these households face extreme poverty and deprivation.
This is Rahul Gandhi’s third visit to Madhya Pradesh in less than 20 days.He will also address a public gathering in Jabalpur.
He will attend an event organised by a tribal organisation and also address a public meeting.
As top leaders of Congress and BJP are busy addressing rallies and public meetings, Election Commission is set to announce the poll dates of the assembly elections in four states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram on Saturday afternoon. The model code of conduct willcome into force after the announcement .
Rahul is his third visit to the poll-bound state in less than 20 days.
The Congress chief will arrive in Morena via Gwalior on October 6 to take part in Ekta Parishad conclave, a party spokesperson said. He will later hold a roadshow.