Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the govt is coming up with “excuses” to quit the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, days immediately after Union Wellbeing Minister Mansukh Mandaviya wrote to him to think about suspending the march if Covid protocols could not be adopted.
The yatra, which begun in Kanyakumari on September 7 and will conclude in Kashmir, is in Haryana, following covering Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
“This yatra will go to Kashmir. Now, they have arrive out with a new strategy. They wrote me a letter that Covid was spreading, cease the yatra,” Gandhi stated though addressing a collecting in Ghasera village in Haryana’s Nuh district.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra led by him entered the point out by way of Nuh on Wednesday right after its Rajasthan leg.
“Now, they are coming up with excuses to halt the yatra. Don masks, quit the yatra, Covid is spreading, these are all excuses,” he mentioned.
Union Health and fitness Minister Mandaviya on Tuesday wrote to previous Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Main Minister Ashok Gehlot to take into account suspending the yatra if Covid protocols could not be followed.
Targeting the BJP, which is in ability at the Center and in Haryana, Gandhi reported it is worried of the fact.
, Say the electric power of Hindustan, say the truth of the matter of Hindustan, this is correct (they have obtained worried of electrical power and the fact of the nation. This is the reality),” the former Congress main claimed, including that “we do not want RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi’s detest-crammed India”.
The BJP federal government is also striving to suppress the (opposition) Congress’ voice in Parliament and this is also a explanation why this yatra was taken out, Gandhi mentioned. The Wintertime Session of Parliament commenced on December 7 and will conclusion on December 23, a 7 days forward of routine.
“If we want to speak in Parliament or increase an issue these as the Rafale jet subject, demonetisation, GST (Items and Solutions Tax) or regarding hatred spreading in the state, do you know what takes place? The mic is switched off… continue to keep on speaking, (but) no one will listen to,” he reported.
“The Television set camera’s course is modified and the (Lok Sabha) speaker’s facial area is obvious and the mic is switched off in Parliament,” Gandhi reported, and extra that “this is why, we had to take out this yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir” .
The Bharat Jodo Yatra has been going on for far more than 100 times and in this individuals from all faiths, together with Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, men, women, and youngsters have taken section, he stated.
He mentioned, in this, lakhs have taken portion, but no one even questioned any individual what their faith was, what language they spoke or from which place they came from.
In this journey, persons revered every other and hugged each and every other and spread really like, Gandhi claimed.
He mentioned on Wednesday, the Haryana Congress president fell down even though strolling in the course of the yatra and he was picked up inside a next by 7 to 8 individuals.
“No one asked about his faith or caste… You are an Indian and you will be picked up. We will not permit you fall. We will need these types of a federal government which guards every Indian,” Gandhi reported.
“When a farmer faces a issue, total India guards him, if a laborer faces any difficulty, then the whole nation can help him out. We want this sort of an India… We do not want RSS, Narendra Modi’s dislike loaded India. No one desires it,” he reported.
Gandhi reiterated that he was “opening a store of love in the sector of despise”.
“I gave this concept to you. Do not consider only Rahul Gandhi is opening this shop. I am stating it to you, absolutely everyone, every single youth, each farmer, labourer, tiny shopkeeper, you open a store of enjoy in the marketplace of despise the Congress leader mentioned.
Love every other and embrace each and every other. This is India’s power and it will just take the country ahead, he said.
Contacting the media his good friends, Gandhi reported, “I contact them good friends, but commonly they never do the occupation of pals. Their pals are a person else, who are noticed on Tv set for 24 hours. Our Yatra is going from Kanyakumari and to Kashmir, and lakhs are using section in it, but you will not see this on media.”
“But if Narendra Modi sure walks even 10 to 15 techniques, you will get to see this on Television for 24 hours,” he stated.
This is not the fault of the media and “I am not versus them (media)…there is a controller at the back…”, Gandhi explained, introducing that “so, this is the predicament in the state”.
When the yatra reached Ghasera, also identified as Gandhi gram as Mahatma Gandhi frequented it all through the Partition, he paid floral tributes to him.
The march commenced with the slogan ‘woh todenge, hum jodenge’, “but we have to go a phase in advance and say, hum ‘unhe todne nahin denge’ (we will not permit them to crack)”, Gandhi said.
Senior Congress leaders including Randeep Singh Surjewala, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, KC Venugopal, Kumari Selja, Haryana Congress chief Udai Bhan and Swaraj India main Yogendra Yadav were also present.
Accusing the govt of selectively buying on the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh at push meeting below mentioned Mandaviya’s letter to Rahul Gandhi above adhering to Covid protocols in the march was dependent on fears elevated by 3 BJP MPs and not on tips of experts or researchers .
“If there is information of specialists or any protocol is to be adopted on the guidance of any healthcare wellness, public wellbeing or scientific establishment, it becomes our duty to adhere to that. We will oppose a political protocol but not a scientific protocol,” he mentioned Congress basic secretary in-cost communications Ramesh Mandaviya in his letter to Gandhi cited concerns elevated by three BJP MPs more than the distribute of coronavirus. “The letter is not primarily based on any scientific suggest or advice from gurus, but on the basis of letters from MPs, and the overall health minister all of a sudden writes to Rahul Gandhi,” Ramesh explained.
He asserted that each “Bharatyatri” having component in the yatra is completely vaccinated and “lots of have also got a booster dose”. “There has not been a solitary case of Covid in the Bharat Jodo Yatra so far,” he reported.
Targeting the BJP, Ramesh advised a press conference that politics is becoming played on a serious public well being difficulty. This is becoming performed considering that the Covid outbreak in the region in 2020, he claimed, incorporating politicization of these a make a difference is wrong and the federal government is “selectively picking” on the yatra.