1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Not just Congress, millions today feeling need for Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi at launch rally

Not just Congress, millions today feeling need for Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi at launch rally

Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra: Interim chief Sonia Gandhi said that it's a landmark occasion for Congress, confident that our organisation will be rejuvenated.

Reported By : Vijai Laxmi Edited By : Shashwat Bhandari | New Delhi
Updated on: September 07, 2022 18:57 IST
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi said,
Image Source : @INCINDIA Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi said, "a landmark occasion for Congress, confident that our organisation will be rejuvenated."

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Kanyakumari. Speaking at the launch, the Congress leader said that "millions and millions of people feel there's a need to take action that brings India together."

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi said, "a landmark occasion for Congress, confident that our organisation will be rejuvenated."

Sonia Gandhi has also written a letter on the launch of Bharat Jodo Yatra. She wrote:

In view of the medical check-ups that I am undergoing, I regret my inability to be with all of you in person this momentous evening to launch the historic Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.

This is a landmark occasion for our great party with such a glorious legacy—the Indian National Congress. I am confident that our organization will be rejuvenated. It is also a transformational moment in Indian politics.

I especially want to congratulate some 120 of our colleagues who will complete the entire padyatra that is about 3600 kilometers long. There will hundreds and thousands of others who will join the yatra in different states and I extend my greetings to them as well.

Speaking for myself, I will be participating in the Bharat Jodo Yatra daily in thought and spirit. I will, of course, be seeing the Yatra Live as it progresses. So, let us move forward united and firm in our resolve. Jai Hind.

What Rahul Gandhi said at the launch | Top points

  • Handful of large businesses today control country, PM won't last one day without support of those who ensure PM is 24X7 on TV
  • PM brings out policies to help large businesses who help him; demonetisation, GST, farm laws were all designed to help them
  • Then one East India Company used to control the country, now there are 3-4 companies controlling it
  • BJP govt's idea similar to what British did by dividing India, make all fight among themselves and then steal from them
  • Important to bring people together, ensure that they are united; that's the aim of Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi
  • Bharat Jodo Yatra aimed at listening to people of India, we do not want voice of people of India to be crushed
  • It's not enough to salute our national flag, it's also important to defend ideas behind it

Ahead of the launch of its 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', the Congress said it is a turning point in Indian politics and marks a "new beginning".

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took part in a prayer meeting at Rajiv Gandhi memorial in Sriperumbudur Wednesday morning.

"I lost my father to the politics of hate and division. I will not lose my beloved country to it too," he said in a tweet later.

"Love will conquer hate. Hope will defeat fear. Together, we will overcome," he said.

He is scheduled to attend an event at 4:30PM in Kanyakumari where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, Rajasthan's Ashok Gehlot and Chhattisgarh's Bhupesh Baghel will be present.

Stalin will present a national flag made of khadi to Gandhi who will hand it over to Seva Dal workers who will manage the Yatra throughout.

"September 7 2022. A day when India's oldest political party will launch the longest padyatra ever undertaken. It is a sombre day, a day for quiet reflection and renewed resolve," Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet.

"This is a turning point in Indian politics. It marks a new beginning," he said.

With the launch of the 3,570 km Yatra at a mega rally here, the Congress is seeking to flag economic disparities, social polarisation and political centralisation, while attempting to make gains in what it often described as battle of ideologies.

After the event at the Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam where Stalin will be present, Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders will walk to the seaside venue of the rally where the yatra will be formally launched.

Sources said a message from the Congress president could be read or a video message from her be shown at the event. Sonia Gandhi's mother passed away recently in Italy. Both she and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are abroad.

ALSO READMission 2024: On Day 2 of Delhi visit, Nitish Kumar meets Sharad Pawar

ALSO READ | Kartavya Path: Spectacular aerial view of revamped Central Vista | WATCH

Latest India News

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from India