Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra to enter Delhi tomorrow


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra today, Friday, started from Kherli Lala in Sohna on the third and final day of the first phase in Haryana. Senior party leaders were part of the foot march that entered Nuh’s Haryana from Rajasthan on Wednesday, according to news agency PTI.

Those accompanying Gandhi included former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Kumari Selja.

The yatra will pass through Faridabad district, including Pakhal village, Pali Chowk and Gopal Garden, during the day, according to PTI reports. The 3,500 km long yatra also entered Gurugram yesterday.

After joining Nuh on Wednesday, Gandhi hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), suggesting that while the Congress gives voice to farmers and workers, another ideology benefits only a few.

The former Congress leader condemned the ruling party for inflation and unemployment.

On Thursday, Gandhi said the government is finding “excuses” to stop the Bharat Jodo Yatra, as Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya wrote to him to consider suspending the march if Covid-19 protocols cannot be followed.

“BJP with the growing power of its foot march in India and the ‘truth of India’, and that ‘excuses’ – like the Covid-19 warning – were being used to stop it. …is. their (BJP) new idea… they wrote me a letter saying that Covid is coming and to stop the Yatra. All these are excuses to stop this yatra…they are afraid of the truth of India,” Rahul Gandhi said.

The Kanyakumari-to-Kashmir Yatra, a mass outreach initiative of the Congress that began on September 7, has so far covered Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The first phase of the Haryana yatra will end on Friday, and he will enter the national capital tomorrow, December 24. In the second phase, the Yatra will re-enter Haryana from Uttar Pradesh at Sanoli Khurd in Panipat district on January 6.

(with PTI inputs)

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