One of the goals of Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ is to root out the politics of hatred that the BJP has started in Uttar Pradesh. This message was given by the Congress in a tweet after the start of the Yatra from Maobikala in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. After Ayodhya Ram temple chief priest Satyendra Das supported the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirthkshetra editor Champat Rai praised Rahul’s efforts to ‘understand the country’ too.
Amarjit Singh Dulat, former Special Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and former Secretary of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) joined Rahul on the journey on January 3. In an interview, he said that Rahul’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ is in the interest of the country.
Tweet by Congress
Yesterday was the second day of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress tweeted, ‘This journey will be on the path of love, peace and brotherhood. Will wipe out hatred from Uttar Pradesh.’ Once the BJP’s main weapon in polarizing the country was the construction of the Ram temple. Acharya Satyendra Das, head priest of that Ram Janmabhoomi temple, wrote a letter and blessed Rahul for the journey. Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Tirthkshetra Editor Champat Rai is full of praise for Rahul.
Wishing the Congress leader a healthy and long life, he said, “You are walking for the good of the country, may Ram Lala bless you.” Many people think that the BJP camp’s leaders were somewhat embarrassed by this.
The enthusiasm among Congress workers and supporters yesterday around this journey was palpable. By 5:30 in the afternoon, the journey reached Bagpath. Local leaders and workers of the Congress set up stages at various points along the long journey. Rahul’s walk in a white t-shirt in the immense cold has already struck a chord with Congress’ general worker supporters. In a meeting yesterday at Bagpat-Shamli border, Rahul said, “The media is talking about my t-shirt. But the poor worker, farmer, who wear torn clothes are not talked about.” Rahul said that he has no problem in walking in T-shirt in this cold.
In an interview given to a news media, Amarjit Singh said that Rahul is walking in the interest of the country. In his words, “I don’t understand why BJP leaders are so uncomfortable with me joining Bharat Jodo Yatra! I was invited, I feel this initiative is good for the country.” As he embarked on the journey with Rahul, he felt there was a spontaneous frenzy in the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
Tribal organizations called a blockade
New movement on old demands. The 12-hour road blockade called by the tribal organization ‘Bharat Zakat Majhi Pargana Mahal’ had an impact across West Bengal.
Recently, tribal organizations had blocked roads and railways on various demands. Reawakening that fear, Bharat Zakat Majhi Pargana Mahal blocked the road in several places of the state on this day. Among them Birbhum is one. There they also raised the demand for cancellation of Deocha-Pachami open pit mine.