The Congress Vice President, who had attacked the Modi government on Land Bill issue in Parliament and also reached out to farmers in Punjab and Vidarbha region of Maharashtra in
recent weeks, is visiting Telangana for the first time since it was carved out from Andhra Pradesh on June 2 last year.

Rahul will meet the families of farmers who have allegedly committed suicide due to agrarian distress in Telangana and will address farmers at Koratikal village at the end of his padyatra. In the first leg of his stir, he had taken out a similar padyatra in Vidarbha region, notorious for farmer suicides, on April 30.

The Congress here is looking at Rahul's visit as a morale booster to party's rank and file. Rahul is scheduled to directly go to Nirmal in Adilabad from Nanded in Maharashtra, skipping Hyderabad.

Rahul was earlier scheduled to arrive here and interact with students of Osmania University and party workers at the airport and then proceed to Nirmal, from where he is slated to undertake a 15-km padyatra on Thursday to highlight farmers' woes.

Rahul would spend the night in Adilabad, senior Congress leader and former Minister D Sridhar Babu told reporters. Despite mounting an aggressive campaign and claiming credit for separate statehood of Telangana, Congress had last year lost elections to the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

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