GUWAHATI: A preparatory meeting for the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra was organized by the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) at Jyoti Bhawan, Kahikuchi, near Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport on Tuesday.
The meeting was attended by AICC general secretary (organization) K C Venugopal, AICC general secretary Assam in-charge. Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, AICC secretary and NSUI in-charge Kanhaiya Kumar, AICC secretary and APCC co-in-charge Prithviraj Sathe, AICC secretary and co-in-charge Bikas Upadhyay, APCC president Bhupen Borah, Congress Legislative Party Leader (CLP) Debabrata Saikia, MP Gaurav Gogoi, Pradyut Bordoloi, Abdul Khalek, APCC working presidents Rana Goswami, Zakir Hussain Sikdar, and Sewa Dal national president Lalji Desai.
The meeting discussed details regarding the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra that will commence on January 18-25 in Assam and how to make the yatra a successful one.
Addressing the media, AICC general secretary (organization) K C Venugopal said, "The Bharat Jodo Yatra will commence on January 14 in Imphal and end in Mumbai, which will be inaugurated by AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge. In Assam, this yatra will last eight days, starting January 18. The APCC had made detailed arrangements for the successful implementation of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi had already completed the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir by walking 4500 km, which is a historical moment for the country. That yatra raised the issue of peace over hatred and anger and also on the issues of unemployment, price rise, and the plight of farmers."
K. C. Venugopal further stated that the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will focus on common man issues. The youth of the state are disappointed and demoralized because of the issue of unemployment and what the future of the country will be. This yatra will focus on giving justice to the poorer sections of the country.
As may be mentioned, Congress has announced the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, led by Gandhi, from Manipur to Mumbai, passing through 15 states and 110 districts from the east to the west of India and covering 6713 km in 67 days, beginning on January 14. In Assam, former AICC president Rahul Gandhi will cover 833 km in eight days, covering 17 districts.