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Yogi govt has no time for farmers: UP Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Days after potatoes were hurled near the Legislative Assembly, the today accused the state of ignoring the plight of farmers.

The UP chief, Raj Babbar, said Potato growers are facing immense hardships in the state and that is why they are throwing potatoes on the roads.

"The minister is meeting farmers in Karnataka, but has no time to meet farmers here," he said.

Babbar further said that UP Minister Yogi Adityanath has failed to see the farmers in Mandola in Ghaziabad, who have been protesting without clothes since January 5.

Reacting on the recent trend of painting buildings across the state in saffron colour, he said saffronisation of things was the mentality of weak people.

Beliefs are not extended by painting the walls saffron, he said.

To a question on new Rahul Gandhi, he said, "We have to move ahead with Rahul's face. We performed well in the local body elections and held a meeting to find out our shortcomings and understand them. We will soon prepare a blueprint for the Lok Sabha polls," he said.

Babbar said that no instructions have been received from the senior leadership if his party will contest the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the

"It will be decided by the high command. We have friendly relations with the SP," he said.

To a question if will contest the next Lok Sabha polls from Rae Bareli, he said, "It will be decided by the party leadership," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:50 IST