Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra is an initiative to rejuvenate itself. According to the Bharat Jodo Yatra schedule, it was to begin on October 2. The Bharat Jodo Yatra date changed to September 7 with Rahul Gandhi as the spearhead. Let’s dive into the details of Rahul Gandhi Bharat Jodo Abhiyan like the Bharat Jodo Yatra route map, schedule, and what it means for the congress party.
Meaning of Bharat Jodo Yatra
Are you flummoxed as to what the meaning of Bharat Jodo Yatra could be? It means a foot march to unite India. The Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra refers to the foot march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir that the congress leaders and workers have undertaken along with Rahul Gandhi. The march will cover 3,570 kilometres in 150 days.
Bharat Jodo Yatra Route Map
Are you wondering what the Bharat Jodo Yatra route map will be like? The Yatra will cover 12 states and 2 union territories in total. The Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra started in Tamil Nadu and will pass through the other states in the following order: Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and finally, Jammu and Kashmir.
Bharat Jodo Yatra Schedule
The march on the Bharat Jodo Yatra date has been planned to move during two sessions. The morning session is from 7 am to 10.30 am while the evening session is from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm. The Rahul Gandhi Bharat Jodo Abhiyan is planned to cover 22-23 kilometres daily. The Bharat Jodo Yatra schedule appears to be a tight one.
Why Did Congress Party Launch Bharat Jodo Yatra?
The Congress party hopes to rejuvenate itself through this march. The tagline of the march is ‘walk together, unite the country’. The Congress party has stated that it has organised Rahul Gandhi Bharat Jodo Abhiyan to abolish the division caused by economic disparities, social polarisation (due to caste, religion, language and lifestyle) and snatching of the state government’s rights by the central government.
The Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra marks the 80th anniversary of Gandhi’s ‘Quit India Movement’. The Quit India movement was undertaken to make the British withdraw from our lands and according to the congress party, the present-day Bharat Jodo Yatra has been undertaken to unite the country.
Members Participating In Bharat Jodo Yatra
People from all over the country will participate in the Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra. Various leaders of the Congress party will also participate. Kanhaiya Kumar, Chandy Oommen and Pawan Khera are some of the prominent figures within the party that will accompany Rahul Gandhi.
Other than this, ‘voluntary yatris’ i.e anyone willing to participate can join the foot march when the already marching members reach the area near their home. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list of the members participating in the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Criticism Of Bharat Jodo Yatra
The Rahul Gandhi Bharat Jodo Abhiyan has been criticised by other political parties as the Bharat Jodo Yatra route map does not pass through Gujarat, a BJP-dominated area. The other parties cried out that if the congress intended to unite India, they should have planned to march through Gujarat too. The members of the congress party retaliated by saying that they were trying to unite India and not campaign for election.
The intention of the Rahul Gandhi Bharat Jodo Abhiyan is good but how far it will prove to be effective remains to be seen. If the Yatra pays off, the congress party will indeed have a chance to unite the country. On the other hand, if it fails spectacularly, the party may become insignificant in the eyes of its rival parties. Either way, the Yatra will be a ‘landmark occasion’ as Sonia Gandhi said.
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