A day after it was prevented from taking out a march in support of the law student who has accused former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand of rape, the Congress on Tuesday announced that party workers led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will undertake a ”padyatra” on Gandhi Jayanti in Lucknow.
The party said it has called off the state wide protests against UP government planned for Tuesday against the arrest of its leaders and workers.
Dubbing the foot march on Wednesday as a show of strength, leaders in the Uttar Pradesh unit of Congress said massive preparations are underway to make it a big success.
“Congress workers will take out a padyatra from Shaheed Smarak to the GPO park in the state capital to mark 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi,” Congress Legislature Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu said.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also take part in the padyatra, Mr Lallu said, adding party workers and leaders from all over the state will join the march..