Rahul to lead Congressmen to meet Modi over UP farmers’ demands

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will lead a delegation on Friday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit a charter of demands collected from farmers during his ‘kisan yatra’ in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, an informed source said.

Gandhi and leaders of 14 opposition parties, including the Trinamool Congress and the Left, will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee after marching from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan. The opposition leaders will meet the President over their grievances over demonetisation and the near-washout of the winter session of Parliament.

“We have got time to meet the Prime Minister at 10.30 a.m. and will submit a charter of demands of farmers to him,” the source from the Congress told IANS.

This is the second time the opposition parties will meet Mukherjee over spiking of the high-denomination currency notes.

Earlier on Wednesday, Gandhi said he wanted to expose Modi’s personal complicity in corruption but “a terrified government” didn’t let him speak in Parliament.

Uttar Pradesh will witness assembly polls next year.

–IANS

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