Congress president Rita Bahaguna Joshi, while criticising the Mayawati government for the alleged police atrocities against protesting farmers in Bhatta-Parsaul villages in Gautam Budhha Nagar, announced the good news of treating the Congress general secretary's birthday as 'Kisan Adhikar Divas'.
This day is specially aimed to create awareness among people about farmers' rights and advocate that adequate changes in the land acquisition law be made soon.
With the controversy over land acquisition related violence, Rahul Gandhi and his party waged a war against the Mayawati government. He earlier visited Bhatta-Parsaul villages to empathise with the farmers agitating against land acquisition.
Even he cleared the fact that his fight in support of the Bhatta-Parsaul victims was not for the elections. The young Gandhi's pledge to provide full support to the farmers had costed him huge as he was arrested by the UP Police.
It seems that the young Gandhi, fighting for the farmers of Bhatta Parsaul might likely become the farmers' hero on his birthday on Jun 19. He is likely to become the poverty-stricken farmers' saviour.