Rahul Gandhi To Be On Two-Day Visit To Chhattisgarh From July 28

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will attend a number of programmes in Bastar district during his visit to the state.

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Rahul Gandhi To Be On Two-Day Visit To Chhattisgarh From July 28

Rahul Gandhi will arrive at Jagdalpur district headquarters on Friday. (PTI)

Raipur:  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh from July 28, during which he will attend a number of programmes in Bastar district. 

Chhattisgarh Congress chief P L Punia said Mr Gandhi will arrive at Jagdalpur district headquarters on Friday. 

"He will hold separate meetings with the heads of Congress' frontal organisations, representatives of NGOs working in Bastar and victims of the Naxal violence there on the first day of the tour," Mr Punia said.

Besides that, Mr Gandhi will also chair a meeting of the party's senior leaders and office-bearers, he added.

According to Mr Punia, on the second day of his visit, Mr Gandhi will attend a training workshop of Congress and later address a rally scheduled to be held to protest the proposed disinvestment of the National Mineral Development Corporation's steel plant coming up in Nagarnar area of Bastar.

Meanwhile, the Congress leader attacked Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agarwal over the allegation of purchase of forest land by him in the name of his wife in Mahasamund district and demanded his dismissal.

"A criminal offence should be registered against Agrawal and the minister should be sacked. He (Agarwal) can influence the local probe agencies," he said.

Hence, any national agencies should be roped in for carrying out the investigation into the matter," he added.

A controversy has erupted over the sale of a forest land near a Buddhist site in Mahasamund district to the wife of Minister Agrawal in 2009 which is now used for constructing a resort.

However, Agrawal has dismissed any wrongdoing, saying the land was purchased from a farmer and everything was done as per rules.

Mr Punia also slammed the ruling BJP over the increasing suicides of debt-ridden farmers in the state.

 

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