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Congress to do a UP in Punjab, two-week farmer outreach from Oct 12


The Congress is looking to cultivate farmers in its hunt for poll gains.

After party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s month-long Kisan Yatra in Uttar Pradesh , the Congress plans a similar outreach in Punjab. Farmers form a sizable chunk of voters in both the states that are expected to go to the polls early next year.

Built around the slogan Karza-Kurki Khatam, Fassal Di Poori Rakam (end of property attachment, full remuneration for crop), the two-week “door-to-door” campaign will begin October 12. The target is to reach out to 2.5 million households, Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh said in Chandigarh on Sunday. Full Story

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