Bharat Jodo yatra: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with other 117 permanent members of Bharat Jodo Yatra will remain in cargo containers for the next five months at the end of the yatra. Bharat Jodo Yatra is a 3,570 km long journey from Kanyakumari to Kashmir which will pass through 12 states. Around 60 large cargo containers equipped with sleeping places, toilets, air conditioning and other facilities have been designed taking into account temperature, humidity and environmental aspects. Rahul Gandhi will spend the night in one of these containers for five months. The container will be parked in a new location in the village every evening for the comfort of the passengers. All regular passengers on the journey will have lunch and rest together.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh on Thursday shared a photo of passengers with containers and said, “Evening scene… Passengers rest outside their containers at the end of a busy but inspiring day of Bharat Jodo Yatra.” The Congress on Wednesday described the yatra as a “new beginning” and “a turning point in Indian politics”. Speaking on the need for Bharat Jodo Yatra, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday, “India is collapsing due to rising economic inequality and social polarisation.”
This journey has begun to deal with crumbling India
Ramesh said, “We had many discussions on this in Udaipur and came to the conclusion that economic challenges like inequality, unemployment and inflation are increasing every day. The way GST has been implemented has hurt businessmen. Only one or two are being tendered .This ‘Hum Do Hamare Do’ politics has created a lot of inequality in the society. Social polarization is happening in the name of religion, caste and language and thirdly it is centralization of politics because All politics is done from PMO. All power has been transferred to the PMO. They are bypassing constitutional norms and central agencies are being misused. These are the three reasons why India is collapsing today, so the journey has begun.”
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