Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a dig at Congress on Tuesday and said if the party wants to start ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ then they should conduct the campaign in Pakistan.
CM Sarma asked Congress to start the campaign in Pakistan because he believes India got divided in 1947 when the party was in power asserting that ‘India is connected and united.’
“India was divided in 1947 during Congress. If they want to start Bharat Jodo Yatra, then Rahul Gandhi should do this in Pakistan. What are the benefits of doing this Yatra in India? India is connected, and united. I want to suggest Rahul Gandhi to take the Bharat Jodo Yatra programme to Pakistan,” he said.
Meanwhile, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s memorial in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur ahead of launching the party’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ campaign from Kanyakumari.
The yatra which will be around 3,500 kilometers long has been called by the Congress as the longest march in the country in over the last century.
It will be launched at around 5 pm today with a rally and the ‘padyatra’ or march will begin from Thursday morning.
According to reports, Rahul Gandhi will walk all the way from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Speaking earlier, he had said that this yatra is like a ‘tapasya’ for him to unite the nation against rising social polarization and centralization in India.
Notably, last month Congress announced it will launch a Kanyakumari to Kashmir 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' from September 7 in which party workers and leaders including Rahul Gandhi will participate.