Rahul to walk 10 km to meet Anantapuramu farmers


Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is arriving in Anantapuramu district on July 24 to interact with farmers and weavers who have been in distress for years.  Anantapuramu is one of the districts in the country where farmers and weavers committed suicides more in number following crisis in their field affected their livelihoods. Suicides are still continuing in the district. Rahul has chosen the district for  padayatra to enthuse the Congress leaders and workers who have also been in distress since 2014 election, when the party failed win a single seat in Assembly. Following rout many leaders, including former PCC president Botsa satyanarana, left the party to join YSR Congress. In the padayatra, consisting of three stretches, Rahul will spend time with farmers, weavers and students from rural areas to instill confidence in them that Congress would stand by them and fight for redress. Following is the route map of Rahul’s padayatra and his proposed activities in Anantapuramu district.

06:30 am:                  Dep from Bangalore

07:15 am                    Reach Kodikonda Checkpost (Karnataka – AP Border)

VP is received by APCC leaders at the Border

08:00 am:                  Arrival ObulaDeveraCheruvu in AnanthapurDist

08:05 to 09:45am     Padayathra begins (Obuladevera Cheruvu to Mamilakuntapalli): 3 kms

Padayathra commences from Indira Gandhi Dias in the village.


  • Garland statues of Dr B.R. Ambedkar and Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy (5 minutes)
  • Interaction with Farmers and Weavers at Dias 1 of the village (45 minutes)
  • Interaction with Students (10 minutes)

09:45am                      Reach Mamilakuntapalli village

09:45 to 10:00am        Meet late Harinathreddy’s family (suicide victim’s family)

10:00 to 11:00am        Padayathra second stretch (Mamilakuntapalli to Daburavaripalli): 5kms

11:00 to 11:45am        Interaction with women Self Help Groups and visit Deburavaripalli habitation

11:45 to 12:30pm        Padayathra final  stretch (Daburavaripalli  to Kondakamarla): 2Kms

12:30 to 1: 30pm        Interaction with MGNREGS workers and family members of migrant labour

2:30pm                        Arrives in Puttaparthy

3:15 to 4:45pm            At Puttaparthy

  • Receive representations from people
  • Interaction with Senior Congress leaders
  • Visit Mahasmadhi of Sri Saibaba


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