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Rahul to undertake ‘padayatra’ in AP on July 24

India's ruling Congress party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi gestures as he speaks to the press outside his residence in New Delhi on March 6, 2012. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party politician seen as India's prime-minister-in-waiting,  accepted responsibility for poor results in state elections in which he had led campaigning. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
India's ruling Congress party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi gestures as he speaks to the press outside his residence in New Delhi on March 6, 2012. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party politician seen as India's prime-minister-in-waiting, accepted responsibility for poor results in state elections in which he had led campaigning. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hyderabad: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would undertake a ‘padayatra’ and interact with farmers, weavers and women from self-help groups in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh during a visit on July 24.

Gandhi, who has held similar visits and foot marches in states like Punjab and Telangana, would start his ?padayatra? from Obuladevara Cheruvu village in the perennially drought-hit Anantapur district on the morning of July 24, stated a release from Andhra Pradesh Congress today.

En route, he will interact with farmers, weavers and students, besides garlanding the statues of Bharat Ratna B R Ambedkar and late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, it said.

He would continue his ?padayatra? in two more stretches and hold meetings with NREGS workers and migrant labour at different villages in the district.

He is scheduled to meet the family of a farmer Harinath Reddy who allegedly committed suicide.

After the ?padayatra? ends, Gandhi would receive representations from people and also talk to senior Congress leaders at Puttaparti, the spiritual town of late Satya Sai Baba.

The Congress vice-president would visit the ?Maha Samadhi? of Satya Sai Baba at Puttaparti, before wrapping up his visit, the release added.

Gandhi undertook a padayatra in Telangana in May this year during which he hit out at the NDA government at the Centre and TRS government in Telangana on farmers? and land issues.

Anantapur district, bordering Karnataka, is among the districts in the country which receive lowest amount of rainfall.

 

 

–PTI