Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Yatra said, why not talk about the torn clothes of the poor who are walking along with me?
New Delhi: The talk is in the air amid Rahul Gandhi’s wearing of only a t-shirt in the frigid cold during his Bharat Jodo Yatra. However, Gandhi said, why not talk about the torn clothes of the poor who are walking along with me? The media never raises the voice of poor farmers and labourers who are walking without winter garments like sweaters and jackets.
Addressing a ‘nukkad sabha’ (street corner meeting) at Baraut on the Baghpat-Shamli border during his foot march, the Congress leader said he didn’t feel any tiredness or cold after walking above 3,000 km on foot in 110 days.
Currently, the Bharat Jodo Yatra is in Uttar Pradesh, and Gandhi is strongly marching in a t-shirt. Of late, he said, “T-shirt hi chal rahi hai aur jab tak chal rahi hai chalayenge… (I will continue with this t-shirt until it goes).”
Gandhi said about the Center’s Agnipath scheme that “earlier, young people were utilised in the Army for 15 years, and they used to get pensions after retirement.”
PM Narendra Modi has kept the pension aside. Young recruits will get training for six months, hold the gun for a short period of 4 years, then become unemployed. This is a new India.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra’s next destination is Haryana after Uttar Pradesh.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra got underway from Kanyakumari on September 7, and it will conclude on January 30. On that day, Rahul is set to hoist the national flag in Srinagar.
The yatra is over 108 days long; during the process, the march will cover 49 districts in nine states and one union territory: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Delhi.