J&K: Mehbooba Mufti joins Bharat Jodo Yatra
28 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday, which restarted from Chersoo village in Awantipora after being cancelled on Friday.
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday, which restarted from Chersoo village in Awantipora after being cancelled on Friday.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Congress leader Ghulam Ahmad Mir dismissed reports that people were joining the yatra from the opposite end of the tunnel.
While talking to ANI, he said, “Yesterday, thousands of people wanted to join the yatra and somehow there was mismanagement. It was also said that people from another side of the tunnel came. It’s baseless, the tunnel is 9 km long.”
“With the VVIP speed with which Rahul Gandhi came to this side, nobody could have followed him that quickly. They were locals from South Kashmir, from the Dooru constituency and were there out of love,” he added.
The Congress leader further informed about the large support the yatra enjoyed throughout the country.
“The aim of the yatra is very important. The aim of the Yatra was appreciated by the entire country. The people have supported the yatra all through its journey in the 12-13 states. Crores of people were involved in the yatra. People looked at the yatra beyond politics, they were focused on the agenda of the yatra. The citizens wanted someone to address the problems of unemployment, inflation, and the hatred being spread in the country,” he said.