Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi is set to embark on an extensive Bharat Nyaya Yatra, commencing from Manipur on January 14 and concluding in Mumbai, covering an impressive distance of 6200 kilometers over three months. This significant journey, primarily by bus, aims to traverse 14 states, engaging with diverse communities and addressing the pressing issues of justice ahead of the impending national polls in 2024.
The announcement of this yatra comes on the heels of Gandhi’s commitment to serve the Congress Party’s directives, following the Congress Working Committee’s call for another yatra, affirming his resolve to champion the causes pivotal to the party’s ethos.
Last year, Gandhi completed the monumental Bharat Jodo Yatra, a massive foot march spanning 4500 kilometers across 150 days, from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, symbolizing unity and solidarity across the nation.
Congress leader KC Venugopal, unveiling the details of the Bharat Nyaya Yatra, highlighted its essence in promoting economic, social, and political justice. The journey will navigate through states like Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, and several others, encompassing 85 districts and focusing on issues pertinent to the welfare of the masses.
Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress chief, is scheduled to inaugurate the yatra in Imphal, marking the symbolic commencement of this ambitious expedition. Jairam Ramesh emphasized the yatra’s objective to resonate with the aspirations of the youth, women, and marginalized communities, aiming to amplify their voices and advocate for their rights.
Addressing the situation in Manipur, Venugopal underscored the significance of attempting to heal the wounds of the state grappling with ethnic violence, stressing that the yatra transcends mere politics, aiming instead to amplify the concerns of the common populace.
While being a rallying call for Congress workers at the grassroots level, Venugopal assured that the yatra’s focus on justice issues wouldn’t impede the party’s election preparations, affirming the establishment of separate mechanisms for electoral endeavors.
The Bharat Nyaya Yatra stands poised to become a testament to Gandhi’s commitment to grassroots engagement, aiming to galvanize support and mobilize action around critical issues affecting the fabric of society, promising a journey resonant with the aspirations and struggles of the people across the country.