Congress to begin second phase of Bharat Jodo Yatra from Gujarat
16 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
According to Congressman Jairam Ramesh, the party would proceed with a second yatra from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh if Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir is successful.
According to Congressman Jairam Ramesh, the party would proceed with a second yatra from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh if Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir is successful.
Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress party, led by Rahul Gandhi, began on Friday from Kollam and was entering its eighth day. The Bharat Jodo Yatra, according to Jairam Ramesh, is unrelated to the Gujarat and Himachal electoral campaigns.
“In the second part, we’ll travel roughly 3,100 kilometres in 150 days. The march being held now is the world’s longest political march. Mao Zedong, the leader of China, undertook it earlier. We’ll move forward with the yatra from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh if the one from Kanyakumari to Kashmir is successful “Jairam Ramesh, general secretary of the AICC, stated in Kollam.
Political parties questioned if moving the yatra from States where the BJP is not powerful, and Congress responded.
In a tweet, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) administration of Kerala, led by Pinarayi Vijayan of the CPM, quoted “Seat Jodo or Bharat Jodo? 2 days in UP, 18 days in Kerala. Odd strategy to combat the BJP-RSS.” The Left only has a government in one state, Kerala.
Although it partnered with the Congress to win the West Bengal Assembly elections in 2021, the CPM now serves as the main opponent of the Leftist movement in the southern state.
In response to CPM, Jairam Ramesh tweeted: “Improve your knowledge of how and why the yatra was organised the way it was. And petty criticism from a group that represents the BJP’s A squad in the MunduModi country “.
After taking a break on September 15 for one day, the Yatra began today.
Earlier on Wednesday, the yatra, which had its beginnings at Navayikkulam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, finished its seventh day.