ASSAM: The fifth day marked an important leg in the ongoing Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Justice Yatra as it resumed its journey from Tuli in Nagaland to Jorhat in Assam. Without hesitation, the Congress leader said Assam probably has the most corrupt government in India. The day began with a spectacular flag-off at Sivasagar in Assam, adding a ceremonial element to the progress of the procession. Addressing the nation, Rahul Gandhi accused BJP and RSS of perpetuating injustice in the state on various fronts – economic, social and political.
Rahul Gandhi highlighted and condemned the state of alleged communal unrest in Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting the state despite his promise. Gandhi also showed a lack of commitment in Nagaland, where the Plan was signed nine years ago, raising doubts about his position.
Drawing a historical parallel to Assam, Rahul Gandhi invoked the teachings of Srimanta Sankardev and emphasized the need for unity and communication among people.
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi echoed the sentiment, saying the yatra and the presence of Rahul Gandhi effectively addressed the frustrations of the people of Assam. He criticized the BJP for what he considered arrogance and says he has more knowledge than traditionalists like Shankaracharya.
The Congress, through its government arm, reaffirmed its involvement in the case, saying the yatra would stand until justice is done. "Today is the fifth day of the 'Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra'." The masses are joining us in this ‘justice march’ against the widespread ‘injustice’ in the country.
This march will continue, till we get a chance to do justice," the Congress posted on social media through X platform. The Yatra, which began from Thoubal in Manipur on January 14, aims to cover over 6,700 km by visiting 110 districts in 67 days. The trip seeks to address issues of injustice and garner public support for the cause.