Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ and said Rahul should undertake a journey to unite his party.
“I think that instead of doing the Bharat Jodi Yatra, Rahul Gandhi Ji should do a ‘Congress Jodo Yatra’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to connect the country. I think Rahul Gandhi is traveling to break the government not to unite the country,” Athawale said.
Recently, several Congress leaders left the party including Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Meanwhile, RPI(A) leader said Congress will not come to power in the 2024 general elections no matter how hard Rahul Gandhi tried.
“Congress Party is taking out a rally to create controversy in the country, that’s why his Yatra is not a Bharat Jodo Yatra but that is Bharat Todo Yatra. That’s why I think that no matter how hard Rahul Gandhi tries, Narendra Modi will benefit and Congress will not return to power in 2024,” the Union minister Athawale said.
Moreover, how hard Nitish Kumar and other leaders try they won’t be able to defeat the NDA.
“I think the way Nitish Kumar Ji is doing the trick, there is no trick successful against Modi Ji. Because it is not child’s play to defeat Modi Ji. Modi Ji is a very big and famous leader all over the world. His mission is moving forward with the role of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas. This time, even if the Opposition unites, then NDA will get more than 400 seats and alone BJP will get 350 plus,” Athawale said.
Earlier in the day Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Dipankar Bhattacharya in Delhi.
Earlier on Monday, Kumar came to the national capital to work for Opposition unity for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Bihar CM Kumar has met leaders of several parties in the country ever since he arrived in the national capital.
CM Kumar met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and then met Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Indian National Lok Dal leader Om Prakash Chautala.
“It is necessary that the opposition parties come together. There is no better face (of Opposition) than Nitish Kumar,” Sharad Yadav said.
In August Nitish Kumar broke the alliance with the BJP and formed the government with RJD.
However, Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav visited Telangana and met Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.