Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday blamed the Congress for the country’s division in 1947 and termed the Bharat Jodo Yatra by the Congress as a comedy of the century.
The Congress is set to launch the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari at 4 pm on Wednesday. The journey is planned to go through 12 states and is expected to cover 3,750 kms in 150 days.
Himanta Sarma tweeted on Wednesday, “The Bharat Jodo Yatra is a comedy of the century. The Bharat that we live in today is resilient, robust and united. The only time India was divided was in 1947 because Congress agreed for it. Rahul Gandhi ji should go to Pakistan for the Bharat Jodo Yatra if they want unification.”
Reacting to him, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “I don’t take the Assam CM seriously, because he has to prove his loyalty every day after having been a part of Congress for 20–25 years. He’s a recent migrant to the BJP, so he has to make outrageous statements every day. “
In a counter attack, Sarma said, “First, tell me who Jairam Ramesh is? Is he someone who lives in Assam? Who is he? I have no idea. Who will remember the name of a Congress leader? I was never very close to any man with such a name when I was in Congress. I don’t even know who he is. “
Before the Bharat Jodo Yatra, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took part in a prayer meeting at the Rajiv Gandhi memorial in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on Wednesday morning.
He said in a tweet later, “I lost my father to the politics of hate and division. I will not lose my beloved country to it too.”
He also added, “Love will conquer hate. Hope will defeat fear. Together, we will overcome. “