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‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’: BJP calls it “Save Gandhi Family Andolan”

BJP termes Congress’s proposed 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' as "Save Gandhi Family Andolan" and launched a fresh attack on the party over the National Herald issue.

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New Delhi: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Saturday termed Congress’s proposed ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ as “Save Gandhi Family Andolan” and launched a fresh attack on the party over the National Herald issue.

Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, Sambit Patra cited Congress’s late leader Chandra Bhanu Gupta and said the late Congress leader had raised questions on the funding of the National Herald newspaper and its purpose, reports news agency PTI.

“Chandra Bhanu Gupta of Congress, who was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and a prominent leader, wrote his biography. It was recently published. In his book, he raised many questions regarding the funding of the newspaper…He stated that glorifying Indira Gandhi and (Jawaharlal) Nehru was its main purpose,” Sambit Patra said.

The spokesperson said that in the book the late leader clearly stated that the National Herald was not meant for the Congress but only to glorify one family.

Alleging that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former president Rahul Gandhi have inherited corruption, Patra claimed that Gandhi-led party tried to put pressure on the investigation agencies and created mayhem.

“As the investigation agencies are now trying to investigate the National Herald case, the Congress tried to be destructive, he claimed.

Under Bharat Jodo Yatra, a total of 117 Congress leaders, including former party chief Rahul Gandhi, will undertake a padyatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. The 3,570-km yatra will formally start from September 7.

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