Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt more than demonetisation


Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted the Narendra Modi-led Union governing administration over demonetisation, unemployment and the politics of hatred as his Bharat Jodo Yatra entered its 62nd working day.

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The Congress MP also frequented a Gurudwara in Maharashtra’s Nanded district, hrs just after entering the condition from Telangana.

The Yatra was, having said that, marred by the demise of a senior functionary of the Congress Seva Dal all through the day.

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Tuesday was the sixth anniversary of the Modi government’s decision to withdraw Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 forex notes in 2016.

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Talking at Biloli in Nanded district, the Congress chief claimed demonetisation and the ‘faulty’ implementation of Merchandise and Products and services Tax (GST) wrecked the backbone of those people who provide employment, that is, farmers and little-and-medium enterprises.

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The point is that be aware-ban was not a go for eradicating black revenue. It was an attack on modest merchants, modest and medium organizations and farmers. Each and every inadequate man or woman is reeling beneath that impression even nowadays, he claimed.

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Gandhi also alleged that education and health care programs ended up currently being privatised.

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The youth in the nation can go to faculties and faculties, get educated, but they will not get employment. They commit several years learning engineering, (but) they will not develop into engineers, they finish up as labourers, motorists. This is India’s reality, he said.

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The BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh turned the fear designed by this situation into hatred, Gandhi further claimed.

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They are environment just one brother towards a further, one particular language from yet another, 1 caste towards an additional caste and a single religion from another faith. And then they say they are patriots. You are the patriot of which state? You are not the patriot of this region, the Congress chief said.

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In the early morning, the Congress MP visited Gurdwara Yaadgari Baba Zoravar Singh ji Fateh Singh ji on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.

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As Gandhi resumed his march, he was flanked by senior Maharashtra Congress leaders which include previous main ministers Sushilkumar Shinde and Ashok Chavan, state occasion main Nana Patole, and other leaders like Balasaheb Thorat, Manikrao Thakre and Naseem Khan.

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“No force can cease this yatra” that commenced on September 7 from Kanniyakumari (Tamil Nadu) and will culminate in Srinagar, Gandhi claimed.

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Congress was the dominant political force in Maharashtra for numerous decades, and a constituent of the three-celebration ruling coalition until June this yr.

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The march will pass as a result of 15 Assembly and 6 parliamentary constituencies in Maharashtra. It will deal with a length of 382 km throughout 5 districts ahead of coming into Madhya Pradesh on November 20.

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Speaking about the journey so far, Gandhi claimed even even though they have covered more than 3,600 km, it felt like they had only just started.

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“There is neither any sense of tiredness following waking up in the early morning nor is there tiredness following strolling 25 kilometers (just about every working day).

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“We do not use our strength, we are using your vitality. Your love pushes us to march ahead. And this will get us to Srinagar,” he reported.

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Gandhi will resume his yatra from Biloli on Wednesday morning.

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In the meantime, Seva Dal basic secretary Krishna Kumar Pandey, a resident of Nagpur, died through the Yatra on Tuesday.

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When going for walks with senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and many others, Pandey felt shortness of breath and uneasiness, a senior district formal explained.

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Pandey was taken in an ambulance to Shankar Nagar primary wellness facility wherever health professionals declared him dead.

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Gandhi expressed grief over the dying.

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“His dedication toward the region will hold inspiring up,” Gandhi reported, when extending condolences to Pandey’s household.

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