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An Expressway To UP

Riding pillion on the farmers’ crisis, Rahul steals Round 1 in UP battle

An Expressway To UP
Sanjay Rawat
An Expressway To UP
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Rahul’s Adventure

  • Wed, May 11, 4 am: Leaves Delhi for Bhatta-Parsaul villages
  • 6 am: Reaches Bhatta
  • 9 am: Meets people at Achepur village
  • 10 am: Sits on dharna at Parsaul
  • 6.30 pm: Leaves Parsaul on foot for Bhatta
  • 7 pm: Meets people in Bhatta
  • 8 pm: Comes back to Parsaul for a night-long sit-in protest
  • 11 pm: Is detained by UP police
  • 11.30 pm: Is taken to Kasna thana
  • 2.30 am: Freed on personal bond

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In a matter of hours, on Wednesday, May 11, what was thought to be token sympathy for an aggrieved group of farmers transformed the nondescript twin villages of Bhatta-Parsaul outside Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, into a high-stakes political battlefield. Leading from the front was none other than Congress ‘yuvraj’ Rahul Gandhi, heralding the beginning of the battle for UP, where assembly elections are due next year.

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