Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, and other senior party figures started the second day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday in Agasteeswaram, Tamil Nadu, in an effort to counter the policies of the BJP-led Centre and to educate the people about the dangers of economic inequality, social polarisation, and political centralization.
Along with Rahul Gandhi, senior leaders took part in the “Padyatra,” including party MPs KC Venugopal, P Chidambaram, and Bhupesh Baghel, the chief minister of Chhattisgarh. It is a Bharat Jodo Yatra, according to Jairam Ramesh, the general secretary in charge of communications for the Congress, to combat the BJP’s divisive politics and to make the nation aware of the dangers that India faces as a result of economic inequality, social polarisation, and political polarisation.
“This is also a Yatra that will strengthen the party organisation and mobilise party workers, and the entire party is ensuring that the Bharat Jodo Yatra is a resounding and outstanding success,” said Jairam Ramesh.
He further said, “We are focused like Arjun was focused on the fish when he went for Draupadi’s swayamvar. We have only one vision right now: to ensure the successful completion of Bharat Jodo Yatra.”
The leader of the Congress went on to say that they don’t want to waste their time refuting the claims made by the opposition.
“There will always be professional critics, arm-chair critics, people who will raise questions in India for everything you do,” he added.
He claimed that every institution in the nation is under attack while pleading for support from the populace to keep the country united during the Bharat Jodo Yatra rally on Wednesday.
The tricolour is owned by every state, religion, and language, but the BJP and the RSS are attacking it right now because they are splitting India along religious and linguistic lines, according to former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who made this statement on Wednesday.
Rahul Gandhi will embark on a 3,500-kilometer march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir that will take 150 days to complete and pass through up to 12 states.
On September 11, the Yatra will arrive in Kerala. Over the next 18 days, it will travel through the state, arriving in Karnataka on September 30. Before travelling further north, it will spend 21 days in Karnataka.
Rahul Gandhi remarked earlier on Wednesday that the opposition was not intimidated by the Bhartiya Janata Party. He made the statement during his address to the crowd on the first day.
“They (BJP) think they can frighten the opposition using CBI, ED and IT. The problem is they don’t understand Indian people. Indian people don’t get scared. Not a single opposition leader is going to be scared of the BJP,” said Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.
“It gives me great joy to begin BharatJodoYatra from this beautiful place. The National Flag represents the religion and language of every single person living in this country. They (BJP and RSS) think that this flag is their personal property,” he added.