The rally to mark the party's 'victory' on the Land Acquisition Bill over Narendra Modi government will highlight the role of party vice president Rahul Gandhi in taking a firm stand and forcing the government to back-track on an issue concerning farmers.

"The land bill was among the first major issues taken up by Rahul Gandhi against Modi government. He had promised that he will not allow the government to dilute the land bill passed by the UPA government and he has delivered on his promise," a party leader told IANS.

The party is mobilising support for the rally largely in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. "We are expecting over one lakh people. It will be a big rally," the leader said. Speakers at the rally will highlight the party's struggle for farmers who constitute a large section of electorate in all states.

The rally is being held weeks ahead of assembly polls in Bihar and the party is expecting that it will help it in the poll-bound state. The Congress has suffered a string of losses in assembly polls after its debacle in the Lok Sabha election last year.

The rally is being seen as part of efforts by the party for its electoral revival. The government allowed its ordinance to lapse following stiff opposition from the Congress to changes in the 2013 Act on land acquisition which was passed during the then United Progressive Alliance government.

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