Rahul to kick Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Manipur on Sunday
DIMAPUR — Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is all set to kick off the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra (India Unity and Justice March) in Manipur on Sunday, following the success of Bharat Jodo Yatra, which many credited for the grand old party’s good show in Karnataka Assembly elections last year.
The venue for the launch programme in Manipur has been shifted to Thoubal district after the state government gave only limited permission to use the Hapta Kangjeibung Palace ground in Imphal, citing the current law and order situation in the state.
The yatra will cover 6,713 km and 110 districts in 15 states over 66 days, before culminating in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on March 20.
Five north-eastern states — Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya – are among the states to be covered, while the Kohima leg of the yatra is scheduled to take place on January 16.
The Congress has termed the yatra as an ideological battle to highlight social, economic and political injustice under the present dispensation, rather than an electoral one, but it holds significance with the crucial 2024 Indian general elections just a few months away.