Rahul gandhi says
To re-establish trust & peace
To strengthen country’s democratic ethos
To ensure a better future for the young generation
We continue to march to protect the essence of Bharat.
Nanded: The Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra continued on the fourth day of its Maharashtra leg on Thursday in Nanded district where Rahul Gandhi will address a public rally in the evening. Gandhi resumed the foot march at 6 am from Kapshi Chowk in Loha area of Nanded where a large number of people gathered to greet him. The foot march entered Maharashtra on Monday night.
The former Congress president waved at the crowd, called members of the public near him and spoke to them while walking.
The yatra will cover Nanded city, Deglur and Ardhapur areas and proceed to Hingoli on Friday.
Referring to his encounters with locals on Wednesday, Gandhi said a young boy told him about the lack of practical education in the country due to which there are no job opportunities, while a little girl told him that her parents love her brother more than they love her.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders Supriya Sule, Jitendra Awhad and state unit president Jayant Patil are scheduled to join Gandhi on the way and will also attend the public rally.
Former Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray will join the yatra on Friday.
This is the Bharat Jodo Yatra’s 64th day after it started from Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7.
The yatra, a mass contact initiative of the Congress, will cover a distance of 3,750 km before concluding in Srinagar in January 2023.
Addressing a meeting in Nanded on Wednesday night, Gandhi said projects like the Tata-Airbus military aircraft venture and Vendanta-Foxconn semiconductor plant were taken away from Maharashtra and given to Gujarat because of the Assembly elections in the neighbouring state.
“These projects will be given to two-three industrialists who are the prime minister’s friends and the country’s wealth is accumulating in their hands. Ports, infrastructure, telecom, agriculture sectors have been given to these people,” Gandhi alleged.