New Delhi: The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ of the Congress has entered into its eleventh day on Sunday. The Yatra is currently in Kerala and will pass through the state for the next 12 days. Party leaders led by Rahul Gandhi began their march from Alappuzha today. After completing 200 km, Congress leaders resumed the Kerala leg of the yatra from Haripad in Alappuzha district on Sunday morning.
This 3,500 km march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir will be completed in 150 days and will cover 12 states. This journey from Kerala will reach Karnataka on 30 September. It will remain over Karnataka for 21 days before moving northwards. The ‘padyatra’ will cover a distance of 25 km per day.
Rahul Gandhi described this yatra as a fight against exploitation. In a Twitter post, Gandhi said, “Fair wages, protection against exploitation, medical benefits, assured pensions and social security. All this and more are what the Bharat Jodo Yatra is fighting for.”
Fair wages, protection against exploitation, medical benefits, assured pensions and social security.
— Bharat Jodo (@bharatjodo) September 16, 2022
According to the Congress, the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ is being organized to counter the divisive politics of the BJP-led Centre. This is to make the people in the country aware of the dangers of economic inequalities, social polarization and political centralization.
Rahul Gandhi said that the spirit of Bharat Jodo Yatra is to bring Indians together irrespective of religion, community and remind them that this is one country and it will be successful only when we stand together and respect each other. . The yatra includes padyatras, rallies and public meetings, which will later be attended by senior Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.