Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Nyay Yatra’ From Jan 14
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will start a yatra connecting the northeastern and western parts of the country with an eye on next year’s national elections.Rahul Gandhi will begin his ‘Bharat Nyay Yatra’ from January 14, a 6,200-km tour from Manipur to Mumbai.The yatra, set to conclude on 20 March ahead of the elections, is dubbed as the second and East-West phase of his north-south Bharat Jodo Yatra last year that was credited by the party for its election victories in two southern states.
The BJP, however, took a jibe at the Congress announcement and said the people had rejected the idea of Bharat Jodo Yatra.
The announcement was made by Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and Jairam Ramesh in a press conference.
In Addressing a press conference, Venugopal said, “This Yatra will cover a distance of 6,200 km. It travels the states including Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, UP, MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat and finally Maharashtra. The mode of yatra is through the bus.”
Unlike the previous Bharat Jodo Yatra, the latest Bharat Nyay Yatra will be undertaken on a bus. However, Venugopal added that, though this is a bus yatra but there will be a walking stretch as well.
Speaking on the purpose of the yatra, he added that Bharat Nyay Yatra, the name itself is reflecting the objective of the yatra, ‘Sabke liye nyay chahiye’…” “This Yatra is going to interact with youth, women and marginalised people,” he said.
The East-West yatra will be flagged off by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on 14th January from Manipur capital Imphal. Speaking on the starting the yatra from Manipur, Venugopal added, “Without Manipur how can we do a yatra? We have to try to heal the pain of the people of Manipur..”
today, Rahul Gandhi made an “impromptu” visit to an ‘akhara’ in Haryana’s Jhajjar district and met a group of wrestlers including Bajrang Punia. A senior Haryana Congress leader from the district said Gandhi reached the “Virender Akhara” in the Chhara village early in the morning. He later interacted with the wrestlers including Punia. Gandhi was at the akhara for a couple of hours.