Congress Leared Rahul Gandhi has been drumming up support for his proposed Kisan Mahapanchayat in Aligarh on Saturday, 9 July 2011. Rahul Gandhi has already visited nearly 25 villages in Gautam Budh Nagar district and met farmers for a first hand knowledge of their problems, mainly related to land acquisition. Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders expect a big response from farmers to the mahapanchayat being organised in Aligarh at the culmination of Rahul Gandhi’s four-day padyatra on Saturday. The Bahujan Samaj Party, meanwhile, described Gandhi’s stay at Dalit homes during the padyatra as "an eyewash".
Rahul Gandhi on Friday wound up his four-day foot march through the dusty heartlands of rural Uttar Pradesh and returned to Delhi. The AICC general secretary will visit Aligarh on Saturday to address a farmer mahapanchayat.
Rahul Gandhi Says At village Goralla, "You and I know the truth but a lot of other people are unaware of the truth. There are a lot of problems in this area. Lot of villages have numerous problems related to land, but it is difficult to understand those problems sitting in Delhi. "When we propose a draft law and ask our coalition partners if it is fine, they say it does not suit them in West Bengal and we have to change it. Rahul also talked about the unequal compensation given to farmers in various parts of the state. He repeatedly cited the example of Haryana, which, he said, had effected a smooth land acquisition process.