Rahul Gandhi Launches Anti-Hate, Anti-Violence Campaign As Bharat Jodo Yatra Enters Madhya Pradesh
Nana Patole, president of the Maharashtra Congress, presented the tricolour to Madhya Pradesh Congress chairman Kamal Nath to officially kick off the 12-day yatra in the central state.
Bodarli (MP), November 23rd (PTI) On Wednesday morning, the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi entered Bodarli hamlet in Madhya Pradesh’s Burhanpur district from neighbouring Maharashtra.
Gandhi stated on the occasion that their campaign was against the rise of hatred, violence, and fear in society.
A big number of Congressmen waving the tricolour marched to Bodarli to join the march.
Nana Patole, president of the Maharashtra Congress, presented the tricolour to Madhya Pradesh party chairman Kamal Nath to officially kick off the 12-day yatra in the central state, where it will travel 380 kilometres before entering Rajasthan.
Bodarli, a village of almost 6,000 people, was decked in banana leaves because the region is famed for its banana cultivation.
When the yatra arrived in Madhya Pradesh, it was greeted by folk artists.
Gandhi stated on the occasion, “This yatra is against the growth of hatred, violence, and fear in the country.” We began the Bharat Jodo Yatra by receiving the tricolour from Kanyakumari. Nobody can prevent the tricolour from reaching Srinagar.” Taking aim at the central government over unemployment and inflation, Gandhi claimed, “The BJP first instils dread in the hearts of youth, farmers, and labourers, and when it takes hold, they convert it into violence.” He brought a five-year-old boy named Rudra, who was present in the hamlet, to the platform and asked him about his ambitions, to which the child replied that he wanted to be a doctor.
Because his parents must pay millions of dollars in tuition at private medical schools, Rudra’s objectives will be challenging to realise in today’s India. He would need to work as a labourer because he will be unable to pay the fees,” Gandhi remarked, referring to the country’s growing tendency of privatisation of education.
He further stated that only three to four businessmen controlled the country’s industries, airports, and seaports. He stated that the railways are also in their hands.
Gandhi continued, “This is not the India we desire; it is an India of injustice.
“The money that the average person spends on pricey fuel and cooking gas winds up in the pockets of these three or four industrialists,” he claimed.
Kamal Nath, who welcomed the yatra in Madhya Pradesh, said that it will be the most successful in the state.
Senior Congress officials attended the event, including former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh, Leader of the Opposition in the MP Assembly Govind Singh, and former Union Ministers Suresh Pachouri and Arun Yadav.
On Tuesday, Nath announced that Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her family would join the march for the first time.
Vadra, Rahul Gandhi’s sister, will join the yatra between Burhanpur and Indore on November 24-25, according to Nath.
The Congress has made elaborate preparations for the yatra in MP, where Assembly elections are scheduled for next year.
It lost control in the state in 2020 after a number of its legislators left the party.
The Congress’ yatra, a mass contact project, will go through western Madhya Pradesh’s Malwa-Nimar area, where the party won a resounding victory over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2018 Assembly elections and later formed government under Nath.
However, 22 MLAs later left the party, causing the Nath administration to fall and the BJP to retake power in the state under Shivraj Singh Chouhan in March 2020.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress Party began on September 7 at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. HWP PTI MAS GK GK
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