The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, led by Rahul Gandhi, continued on its fifth day on January 18 from Nagaland’s Tuli to Jorhat in Assam. During his address, Rahul Gandhi targeted the Assam government, claiming it might be the most corrupt government in India.
Before the Yatra, a flag handover ceremony took place in Sivasagar, Assam.
Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP-RSS of perpetuating injustice across the country, including economic, social, and political injustices. He highlighted the civil unrest in Manipur and criticized Prime Minister Modi for not visiting the state despite signing a framework agreement nine years ago, leaving the people of Nagaland questioning its status.
Drawing parallels, Rahul Gandhi stated that similar issues were occurring in Assam, suggesting it might have the most corrupt government in India. He expressed optimism about receiving a positive response in Assam, emphasizing the historical significance of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in connecting people.
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, speaking to ANI, acknowledged the frustration among the people and credited the Yatra and Rahul Gandhi for addressing it. He described the journey as one of enthusiasm and courage, highlighting the troubles faced by the people in Assam.
On its official platform, Congress reiterated its commitment to the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, stating that it would persist until justice is achieved.
“Today is the fifth day of the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.’ The public is moving forward united with us in this ‘Nyay Yatra’ against the ‘injustice’ spread in the country. This journey will continue… until we get the right to justice,” as posted on Congress’s official handle.
The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra commenced on January 14 from Manipur’s Thoubal and is set to cover over 6,700 kilometres over 67 days, traversing through 110 districts.