JD (U) said that they will not be present at the closing ceremony of Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra. The event is scheduled to be held in Srinagar on the 30th January, 2023. Leaders of 21 non-BJP parties have also been invited to attend. Congress All India President Mallikarjun Kharge has also extended an invitation to JD(U) National President Rajeev Ranjan Singh.
On behalf of JD(U)’s top leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, wishing the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rajiv said yesterday about the invitation, “I wanted to be in this historic program. But it is not happening. The campaigning for the Nagaland polls is starting on the same day. I have to be there.”
Statement of the JD(U) National President
According to Ranjan, Bharat Jodo Yatra is a great platform to directly understand people’s minds and concerns. It will have far-reaching results in arranging a joint strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He said, “Our party also unanimously feels that a united opposition is needed in the current situation and the Congress will take appropriate steps towards that end.”
Bihar Congress spokesperson Asitnath Tiwari said, “Our Yatra is against the ideology that once divided the country. This Yatra is against those who play politics to break the country. All those who love the country should join it.”
As the Bharat Jodo Yatra passes through Uttar Pradesh, the state wing of the JD(U) has been keeping a clear distance from it. Nitish Kumar has often expressed disinterest in this journey in the context of building opposition unity. The Congress partner in the current coalition government of JD(U) in Bihar. But Nitish is clearly reluctant about a third front.
Agniveers participated in the 74th Republic Day
The country’s 74th Republic Day celebrations witnessed several ‘firsts’. The traditional Rajpath of the capital has now changed its name to Kartavya path. This is the first Republic Day parade on that duty route. In this procession, 9 Agniveers participated for the first time in the naval parade. Three of them are women. This was informed by a statement from the Ministry of Defense. The central government’s limited-term Agniveer scheme for recruitment into the army sparked a storm of protests across the country.
Buses, trains were burnt in the fire of anger. Many people in the concerned circles think that the BJP government wants to respond politically to the opposition and the angry people by participating in the army parade with the 9 people who are part of the recruitment project.
President Draupadi Murmu hoisted the national flag at 10:30 am on the occasion of Republic Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the countrymen from the stage of the event. Women’s power was also triumphant throughout this year’s event. BSF’s camel-riding women’s force took part in the parade for the first time. Trained at training centers in Rajasthan Frontier and Bikaner, this force is not only India’s but the world’s first women camel-riding army. The armed women force of the CRP was also seen for the first time.