UP Congress to launch ‘pad yatras’ on Sonia’s birthday

Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) will launch a series of state wide “pad yatras” or walkathons on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s birthday on December 9 to highlight public grievances.

Chairman of the UPCC communication cell Satyadev Tripathi told media persons on Saturday that the “pad yatras” will conclude on December 31.

Problems like price rise, communal tension, poor law and order, lack of funds for the farmers facing drought, and various scams with regard to jobs for the unemployed in Uttar Pradesh would be highlighted, he said.

The “pad yatras” will be taken out under leadership of party general secretary Madhusudan Mistry, various parliament members, legislators and state Congress president Nirmal Khatri, Tripathi said.

He also said these “pad yatras” would be taken out in Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly, Moradabad, Aligarh, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Jhansi, Gorakhpur and Lucknow.

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