Written & Edited By: Aditi Mishra
16 December 2022 ( New Delhi): Bharat Jodo Yatra is an ongoing mass movement launched by the Indian National Congress. The purpose of this visit is to unite India; To come together and strengthen our country. The yatra started from Kanyakumari on September 7 and will cover a distance of about 3,500 kms over the course of about 150 days, passing through 12 states and ending in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lakhs of people have joined the movement along with Congress leaders to raise their voice against the economic, social and political issues that divide our country today. The Yatra seeks to address rampant unemployment and inflation, the politics of hatred and division, and the over-centralisation of our political system. People from all walks of life are coming together to be a part of this historic movement. It is a celebration of the unity of India, its cultural diversity and the incredible fortitude of its people.
As former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday walked with Rahul Gandhi as part of the Congress’s Bharat Jodi tour, currently visiting Rajasthan, the BJP slammed the economist.BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya said Rajan fancies himself the next Manmohan Singh and his comments on India’s economy are “coloured and opportunistic”, which “should be dismissed with disdain”. Rahul Gandhi wanted to know the former RBI governor’s views on finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s claim that the Indian economy was very strong.”
After a press conference at the Congress office in Jaipur at around 4 pm, the party has planned a concert at Jaipur’s Albert Hall at around 7 pm to celebrate 100 days of the Bharat Jodo Yatra. “The biggest achievement of the Bharat Jodo Yatra is that through it the issues of the common people of the country have been highlighted,” Venugopal told PTI as he embarked on the yatra.
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra on Wednesday shared a post on his participation in the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, while also taking a dig at those “trying to remain neutral”.”After spending a week with Bharat Jodo Yatra I feel people are shying away from traveling and trying to stay neutral,” Kunal Kamra wrote on Twitter along with his picture with Rahul Gandhi. In an indirect jibe at the BJP in 2014, he further said, “It is not neutrality that is keeping you on the fence, it is fear. It is also democratic to stand against the ruling dispensation, as it used to be before 2014.”
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi along with party leaders and workers resumed his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Dausa in Rajasthan on completion of 100 days on Friday. Rahul Gandhi stopped at a farmer’s house in Dausa on Thursday evening during the Rajasthan leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra and cut fodder with a hand operated machine.
The way the increasing winter is attracting people towards itself, similarly, this Bharat Jodo Yatra of Rahul Gandhi is also taking a new form. Many people are getting attracted towards it and are moving forward in its support.