The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee organized a protest demonstration at Congress Bhavan, Kohima strongly condemning the reported acts of violence against the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra convoy in Assam. The protest, led by senior leaders, expressed solidarity with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and denounced the series of attacks allegedly carried out by BJP workers in Assam over the past three days.
A press statement from the Nagaland Congress highlighted Rahul Gandhi’s commitment to championing the causes of women, youth, and marginalized sections of society through the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. The Yatra has successfully covered the states of Manipur, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh peacefully, without any untoward incidents.
The Congress Committee accused the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led BJP government in Assam of employing various tactics to obstruct the Yatra, including tearing down posters and banners and orchestrating multiple planned attacks on the convoy. The attacks reportedly resulted in casualties among the yatris, including injuries to the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President.
“The NPCC strongly condemns the state-sanctioned acts of violence against the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra convoy in Assam and reaffirms our full support and commitment towards the success of the Yatra,” the statement affirmed.
Earlier, Rahul Gandhi, during his Assam leg of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, took a veiled dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being denied permission to enter the Batadrava Than, the birthplace of revered Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva.
“We want to visit the temple (Batadrava Than). What crime have I committed that I cannot visit the temple?… I want to go to the temple; what is wrong with this? Earlier, we were invited, but now the administration is saying that we cannot go. ‘Aaj sirf ek vyakti mandir mein ja sakta hain…'” Rahul Gandhi remarked in an apparent dig at PM Modi.
The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, led by Rahul Gandhi, continues its journey, with the Nagaland Congress Committee expressing its unwavering support for the Yatra and condemning any acts of violence against it.