Greater Noida: Amid speculation that
Rahul Gandhi might be arrested, Congress General Secretary
Digvijay Singh on Wednesday night asked the UP government as to how many
people they will put behind bars and they would not seek bail
in that eventuality.
"How many people you will arrest. How many people you
will put behind bars. We will not seek bail," Singh told
Earlier in the day, AICC general secretary Rahul
Gandhi pledged full support to farmers fighting against
acquisition and promised not to desert them till their demands
He reached Bhatta Parsaul village, the epicentre of
the agitation in Western Uttar Pradesh, in the wee hours
riding pillion on a motorcycle.
Rahul sat with the agitating farmers throughout the
day in scorching heat to empathise with their cause and women
who lost their men.
"I want to tell you that I am with you till your
demands are met. Till your work is not done, the Congress
party will not desert you," he said to a thunderous applause
from the gathering which shouted slogans hailing him.