Bharat Jodo Yatra : A day after UT spokesperson Deepika Pushkar Nath resigned from the party on Tuesday, Gandhi arrives in J&K.
With a flag handover ceremony at Lakhanpur in the Kathua district, Rahul Gandhi’s march entered Jammu and Kashmir from Punjab’s Pathankot to mark the conclusion of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which began on September 7 of last year from Kanyakumari. Gandhi took aim at the BJP and the RSS during his march, accusing them of spreading hatred and implementing policies that “have led to widespread unemployment.” He asserted that by diverting people’s attention and then looting them, the government was engaging in widespread pickpocketing. In his speech, Gandhi blamed the media for not highlighting the country’s most pressing issues—hatred, violence, unemployment, and price increases. I am returning to my roots, I am aware of the suffering of the J-K people, and I am approaching you with a bowed head. He continued, “I feel like I am returning home because my ancestors were from this land.”
Farooq Abdullah, president of the National Conference, and other senior party members took a bus from his home in Jammu to Kathua to welcome the yatra at the Jammu and Kashmir border. Farooq Abdullah drew parallels between the Shankaracharya and Rahul Gandhi while welcoming him into the union territory. Shankaracharya had traveled from Kanyakumari to Kashmir on a yatra many years ago. At a rally here, the MP said, “And today you are doing it.
” He stated that today’s India does not resemble Ram’s Bharat or Gandhi’s Hindustan due to religious divisions. He stated, “We will be able to overcome the hatred of the present if we work together.” Gandhi is scheduled to raise the national flag at the party headquarters on January 30 as the yatra reaches its conclusion in Srinagar.
A day after UT spokesperson Deepika Pushkar Nath resigned from the party on Tuesday, Gandhi arrives in J&K. Nath cited the party’s unit in the Union Territory’s decision to “allow” former minister Choudhary Lal Singh to join the Yatra in her Twitter resignation announcement on Tuesday. In the past, Singh was criticized for participating in a rally in Kathua in 2018 that backed the accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.