December 7, 2022

Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes in Maharashtra; Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Nanded

The Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra continued on the fourth day of its Maharashtra leg on Thursday in Nanded district where Rahul Gandhi will address a public gathering in the evening.

Gandhi resumed the march on foot at 6 a.m. from Kapshi Chowk in the Loha district of Nanded where a large number of people gathered to greet him. The former congress speaker waved to the crowd, called members of the public close to him and spoke to them as he walked.

The yatra will cover Nanded, Deglur and Ardhapur city areas and travel to Hingoli on Friday. Gandhi and the yatris traveled a total of 24 km on Wednesday, concluding the day at Vajirgaon Phata and a corner meeting at Krishnoor. He accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of triggering an “economic tsunami” by carrying out demonetization in November 2016.

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Referring to his meetings with locals on Wednesday, Gandhi said a young boy told him about the lack of practical education in the country due to which there were no job opportunities, while a little girl had told her that her parents loved her brother more than they loved him. his.

Gandhi will address a public rally on Thursday evening in Nanded which will be attended by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders Supriya Sule, Jitendra Awhad and State Unity Chairman Jayant Patil are expected to join Gandhi along the way and will also attend the public rally. Former Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray will join the yatra on Friday.

It is the 64th day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra after leaving Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7. The yatra, a mass contact initiative of Congress, will cover a distance of 3,750 km before ending in Srinagar in January 2023.

The march entered Maharashtra on Monday evening. Addressing a meeting in Nanded on Wednesday evening, Gandhi said projects such as the Tata-Airbus military aircraft firm and the Vendanta-Foxconn semiconductor plant had been pulled out of Maharashtra and given to Gujarat in because of the assembly elections in the neighboring state.

“These projects will be entrusted to two or three industrialists who are friends of the Prime Minister and the wealth of the country is accumulating in their hands. Ports, infrastructure, telecommunications, agricultural sectors have been entrusted to these people,” Gandhi said.