The Congress marked the start of the Jammu and Kashmir leg of Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ criticising the central authorities’s determination to revoke the particular standing of the previous state, calling it a “grave insult” to the folks of the area.
The assertion was made by senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh, who referred to as for the restoration of the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir, stating that it’s the least the BJP-led authorities on the centre might do to make amends.
“I think Jammu and Kashmir must be restored full statehood at the earliest. That’s the very least we can do. What was done on the 5th of August 2019 was a grave insult to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been with India for decades,” mentioned Mr Ramesh, who’s the Congress General Secretary in command of communications.
Mr Ramesh additionally identified that particular standing was not restricted to Jammu and Kashmir, as there are a number of states in India which get pleasure from particular standing below Article 371 of the Constitution.
Due to safety considerations, a good portion of the yatra in Jammu and Kashmir will likely be accomplished by bus. The march started in September from the southern tip of the nation in Kanyakumari and has travelled about 3,400 km in 125 days.
“Because of the cold, topography and security considerations, a good part of the Jammu to Srinagar march will be done by bus. But at least there will be three days of padyatra from Anantnag to Srinagar in Kashmir,” mentioned Mr Ramesh.
The yatra is about to conclude with a mega rally in Srinagar, which is anticipated to be attended by leaders from practically two dozen nationwide events. Mr Ramesh acknowledged that the yatra is geared toward “reimagining politics” and reworking the general public picture of Rahul Gandhi.
“Congress has lost what it stood for, and it is a major attempt by Rahul Gandhi to sharpen the ideological stance of the Congress,” Mr Ramesh mentioned.
With tight safety in place, Rahul Gandhi started the ultimate leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir. He was surrounded by a lot of safety forces as he walked within the rain and briefly placed on a jacket, a departure from his trademark t-shirt apparel in the course of the yatra.
After coming into Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Gandhi acknowledged that it was his homecoming and that he needed to share the ache of the folks.
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