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Rahul Gandhi to visit TN to take up cause of farmers

Rahul Gandhi

Chennai:  After taking up the cause of farmers in Punjab and Telangana, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will visit Tamil Nadu for a similar campaign, the party’s state unit said today.

A resolution to this effect was passed at the TNCC Executive here, which met under AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik and state chief E V K S Elangovan.

“Rahul Gandhi has accepted to tour the state and meet farmers following a plea made by the TNCC. Congress workers should make all efforts to make it a success,” it said but did not mention when the Congress leader would visit Tamil Nadu.

“The Centre and State government are hand-in-glove in taking steps inimical to farmers’ interests. The AIADMK government by supporting the Land Bill has earned the wrath of farmers,” it alleged.

Among others, the party slammed the ‘anti-people’ approach of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and vowed to strive for a regime change in Tamil Nadu next year by galvanising people’s support against the “corrupt AIADMK government.”

Assembly polls in the state are due next year.

The party also condemned the “oppression by communal forces,” in IIT, Madras, where a study circle was derecognised for violation of code of conduct for allegedly criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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