Rahul to meet Haryana farmers, Punjab ex-soldiers Monday

Chandigarh, Feb 23: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will Monday meet farmers from Haryana and ex-servicemen from Punjab.

Gandhi will arrive Monday afternoon in Haryana’s Ganaur town in Sonipat district, about 65 km from New Delhi.

He was earlier scheduled to meet the farmers Feb 11 but the meeting was postponed.

“Rahul Gandhi will visit Gannaur to hold dialogue with farmers’ organisations so as to incorporate issues related to their interest in the national manifesto of Congress party for the general elections,” Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had said earlier.

About 400 farmers from various states will attend the meeting.

Gandhi will also lay the foundation stone of the International Fruit and Vegetable Terminal Market at Ganaur.

He will then reach Chandigarh in the evening and will meet ex-servicemen from Punjab and have dinner with them, state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa said.

Gandhi’s meeting with ex-servicemen comes just days after the government announced the one rank, one pension scheme for defence personnel in its interim budget.

IANS