Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Rae Bareli to express solidarity with the workers of a rail coach factory who are protesting the privatisation of the unit
Lucknow: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday (August 27) will be visiting Rae Bareli to express solidarity with the workers of a rail coach factory who are agitating against the corporatisation of the unit.
According to reports, Priyanka Gandhi, in her one-day visit to her mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency will go to the Modern Coach Factory in Aihar area of Lalganj, where the workers are agitating against the "privatisation" of the unit.
The ministry of railways has envisaged corporatisation of its seven production units and associated workshops under one entity called the Indian Railway Rolling Stock Company.
On July 1 in the Lok Sabha, Sonia Gandhi raised the issue of corporatisation and accused the government of selling the country's assets to private players at a throwaway price.
According to sources, Priyanka Gandhi will first visit Congress MLA Aditi Singh's residence at Lalupur Chauhan village to condole the death of her father and former legislator Akhilesh Singh.
Akhilesh Singh, a five-time MLA from Rae Bareli Sadar constituency, passed away last week following a prolonged illness.
The former MLA was a three-time Congress candidate and won as the MLA of that constituency. But he was expelled from the party in 2003. He won the seat as an Independent in 2007 and as a Peace Party candidate in 2016.
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Last Updated Aug 26, 2019, 4:12 PM IST