The Congress leader on Wednesday, May 11 reached Parsaul where farmers and police officials have been confronted with separate clashes several times. Four people including two police officers died during the agitation in the Greater Noida. The flame of the farmers' protests has been scattered slowly in all over Uttar Pradesh.
Kalawati, expressing her excitement after finding Rahul infront of her huts, said, "I was sitting in my residence when somebody knocked at the door. When I opened the door I found Rahul Gandhi and his supporters in front of me. At first, I could not identify him, he (Rahul) introduced himself. He spent 10 minutes with me. I narrated the entire incident to him. Rahul seemed to be upset with the UP government. He offered me any kind of help."
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, who also accompanied Rahul in his journey to Uttar Pradesh, informed, "Mayawati's family is taking Rs 3000 per square feet and she is not willing to agree on small demands of the farmers. There should be inquiry on the people who are framed, they should be let off and the farmer's land should not be taken away from them forcefully."
Digvijay Singh also claimed, "Rahul Gandhi has not come here for any publicity." However, the main Opposition party - BJP leader Rajnath Singh slammed Rahul over his visit to Parsaul village.
Rajnath Singh, who demanded resignation from UP Chief Minister Mayawati over the farmers' pathetic situation, named Rahul's recent move as mere "popularity stunt" ahead of the crucial election in the state. UP will hold its assembly election in 2012.
Citing all these unique moves taken by the Congress' youth icon, many started saying that despite the landslide defeat in Bihar, Rahul will not give up his take to win the hearts of the poor people.