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Rahul to meet Ekta Parishad satyagrahis in Morena

Rahul will land at Gwalior airport around 11.30 a.m. and head straight to Morena (30 km away) where a march of around 27,000 farmers, labourers and tribals under the leadership of the Ekta Parishad will reach.

Satyaprakash Sharma | Gwalior |

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Madhya Pradesh on 6 October to meet the Ekta Parishad’s Satyagrahis at Morena in Gwalior region and attend a road show and public rally in Jabalpur.

Rahul will land at Gwalior airport around 11.30 a.m. and head straight to Morena (30 km away) where a march of around 27,000 farmers, labourers and tribals under the leadership of the Ekta Parishad will reach. He will then leave for Jabalpur where he will perform pooja at the Guari Ghat of the Narmada river, hold a road-show in the city and address a mega public meeting.

A mass foot-march under the leadership of Ekta Parishad founder and Gandhian leader Rajagopal P V, is headed for Delhi to demand their ‘Jal, Jangul and Jameen’ (water, forest and land). It started from Gwalior on 2 October and will reach Morena stadium ground on 6 October.

In 2007 and 2011, too, around 25,000 and one lakh tribals from across the country respectively had gathered here to march to Delhi.

The Ekta Parishad, a non-political organisation, works on the Gandhian principles of non-violence, and ensures respect for the fundamental rights of the vulnerable and marginalised communities.

Rahul Gandhi will listen to their demands and is likely to assure tham that they would be fulfilled if the Congress comes to power.

MP Congress chief Kamal Nath and election campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia will be present durring Rahul’s visit to Gwalior and Jabalpur.

The Congress chief recently visited Rewa and Bhopal regions in poll-bound MP. “We have sent invitations to both government and Opposition party to talk but only Congress has accepted our invite and its chief Rahul Gandhi is comming to meet us at Morena,” said Rajagopal P V.

“This journey is being started once again demanding Jal, Jungal and Jameen for Adivasis and status as farmers to women. We want an make Act ensuring people’s right to a home. Around 27,000 farmers and labourers of tribal community from across the 15 states of the country are participating in this movement. They have only one meal a day”, Rajagopal said.

Hundreds of organisations are supporting the mass movement. Gandhian leader S N Subbarao, former Assam CM Prafulla Mahanta and many intellectuals and politicians from across the country are taking part in the march.