Updated: November 17, 2022 17:17 IST
Guwahati (Assam) [India]November 17 (ANI): While Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, which started from Kanyakumari on September 7, is still in Maharashtra, the parallel launch by Congress in Assam state on November 1 saw thousands leaders. and workers gathered in the state capital Guwahati on Thursday.
Inspired by Rahul’s nationwide march, which has already passed through several states, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has launched the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ with the aim of covering 834 kms across the state in 70 days. .
The Assam Congress march started from Golakganj in Dhubri district, along the Assam-West Bengal border, to Sadiya district on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
As the procession rolled through Guwahati on Thursday, it was joined by thousands of Congress leaders and workers, including APCC president Bhupen Kumar Borah, AICC general secretary Jitendra Singh, Congress MPs Gaurav Gogoi, Pradyut Bordoloi and Abdul Khaleque, who along with party MPs Rakibul Hussain, Rekibuddin Ahmed, Nandita Das, Sibamoni Borah and Jakir Hussain Sikdar.
Speaking to ANI, Singh said that the people of Assam want change. “This yatra was started from Golakganj in Dhubri district on November 1 and has now reached Guwahati. It will cover 834 kms and end in Sadiya district,” Singh said.
Hitting out at the ruling BJP, Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the Congress leader accused the three parties of forming a ‘Mahajot’ (grand alliance) in Assam.
“BJP, AIUDF and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) entered ‘Mahajot’. But people of Assam now want change. In coming days, people will give answer to this grand alliance,” said Singh.
The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Assam, will cover a distance of 12-km from Guwahati to Chandmari in Guwahati.
The party’s Assam march, Congress state president Bhupen Kumar Borah had earlier said that the yatra would give the party a much-needed boost in the state ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha and panchayat polls, which will be held next year.
The Assam leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra is scheduled to cover the districts of Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup (Rural), Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. (ANI)