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Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Assam: Congress alleges attack on Jairam Ramesh's car by BJP workers in Sonitpur

The Congress on Saturday also alleged that the vehicles of the 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' cavalcade in Assam were attacked and banners were torn "by BJP goons" in North Lakhimpur.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Guwahati Updated on: January 21, 2024 16:22 IST
People gather around Nyay Yatra's cavalcade in Sonitpur
Image Source : X People gather around Nyay Yatra's cavalcade in Sonitpur

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday claimed that his vehicle was attacked and media persons accompanying the party's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' were "manhandled" by miscreants in Assam's Sonitpur district.

"My vehicle was attacked a few minutes ago at Jumugurihat, Sunitpur by an unruly BJP crowd who also tore off the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra stickers from the windshield. They threw water and shouted anti-BJNY slogans. But we kept our composure, waved to the hooligans and sped away. This is undoubtedly the Assam CM @himantabiswa ’s doing. We are not intimidated and will soldier on," Jairam Ramesh posted on X.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) communications coordinator Mahima Singh said, "The car of Ramesh ji and some others were moving to join the main Yatra entourage near Jamugurighat when it came under attack." 

She said her party leaders informed the police and the Additional Superintendent of Police was at the location then.

Nyay Yatra stickers from his vehicle were torn out and the attackers attempted to put a BJP flag on the vehicle, nearly breaking the rear glass, Singh added.

"The camera, badge and other apparatus of a vlogger who has been covering the Yatra were snatched. Members of the social media team of the party were also manhandled", she said.

Singh said a BJP programme was apparently happening in the area and some of the media persons had got off their vehicles to get some visuals.

"They created a very intimidating situation for us. They have refused to return the camera of the vlogger, claiming that it was not snatched," she added.

The Rahul Gandhi-led Yatra is on its fourth day in the state, travelling from Biswanth district through Sonitpur to Nagaon.

"During the 'Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra' in Assam, BJP goons stopped the car of Congress General Secretary @Jairam_Ramesh  and tore the Yatra sticker on the car. BJP goons also attacked the cameraman and other members of the Congress social media team, including women. These goons had the BJP flag in their hands. It is clear that this incident has been done directly on the instructions of the Chief Minister of Assam. The success of 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' has given sleepless nights to BJP. They are scared and nervous. This is the reason why they have resorted to such cowardly acts. But, we are not afraid of these jackal scoundrels. No power can stop this journey. 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' continues The right to justice, until it is received," Congress posted on X.

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