Despite heavy rains, workers of India’s Congress party and farmers had gathered on Friday for the ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’, which marked the four day foot march in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. Several farmers from in and around the village of Aligarh, travelled in buses, tractors and trucks in the village.
Many of them have even arrived in the wee hours at the Nomaish ground under tight security. The heavy rains had lashed all the arrangements that were made for the meeting. There were also reports of water clogging and the tents that were made water proof were destroyed by the rains.
The tents were erected for Rahul to address the crowd. But as soon as the rain stopped, the crowd gathered again. The VIPs who had attended the meeting included, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, Union Ministers Sachin Pilot and Jitin Prasan and Rita Bahuguna, the state union president.
JP Singh, the senior Congress leader from Meerut, had said that they have come here as they are hopeful that Rahul’s leadership would bring a change in the state of Uttar Pradesh.