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Rahul Gandhi to hold padyatra in Andhra over farmer suicides

Aadilabad: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday is expected to go on a 15-km padyatra from Nirmal in Aadilabad district. Rahul arrived in Telangana on Thursday night to interact with farmers to highlight their issues.

He would interact with farmers and also console the families of peasants who allegedly committed suicide due to agrarian distress.

The main Opposition Congress, TDP and BJP allege that hundreds of farmers committed suicide due to the agrarian distress in Telangana since the TRS Government assumed office in June, 2014, a charge denied by the state administration.

The ruling TRS, meanwhile, said the Congress should not play politics on farmer issues.

“A democratic country like India needs a strong Opposition. Rahul Gandhi and Congress should focus on issues that don’t backfire on them. Selective amnesia will not serve their interests,” TRS MP K Visweswar Reddy said in a statement.

Rahul has aggressively raised farmers’ issues in Parliament and also reached out to farmers in Punjab and the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

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