New Delhi: The birthday of AICC General
Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who turned 41 on Sunday, is being
celebrated all over Uttar Pradesh by party workers as Kisan
Adhikar Diwas (Farmers` Rights Day).
With Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due early next
year the opportunity is being utilised by the state unit to
reach out to the farmers.
The agitation at Bhatta Parsaul in Greater Noida on the
land acquisition issue by Gandhi recently had generated a lot
of heat politically.
Enquiries at his residence at 12, Tuglak Lane residence
revealed that the young leader is not at home and no
celebration has been planned.
Ahead of the birthday, party General Secretary Digvijay
Singh had said Rahul has got "all the qualities and
capabilities" that are required to become a "good" Prime
Congress projects Gandhi as potential Prime Minister and
Meanwhile, Kisan chaupals (farmer gatherings) were today
organised in all the nyay panchyats in Gandhi`s Amethi
The party office bearers organised chaupals in all 712
nyay panchyats in Amethi to hear problems faced by farmers.
Party leader Rajesh Srivastav said this year neither
cakes were cut nor sweets were distributed on Gandhi`s
birthday but the party workers tried to mingle with farmers.
"We will fight for the cause of farmers and get their
problems redressed," he said.