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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will reach Bihar on Monday via Kishanganj, a district with a heavily Muslim population, which is also the party’s stronghold. This is Gandhi’s first visit to Bihar after the 2020 assembly election campaign.
The yatra, which started from Manipur on January 14, entered West Bengal from Assam on Thursday morning. Rahul Gandhi returned to New Delhi during the break.
The Yatra is scheduled to re-enter West Bengal via Malda on January 31, and after passing through Murshidabad, exit the state on February 1. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has written a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee requesting her assistance. To ensure smooth implementation of the program in the state.
His visit to Bihar comes a day after the disappointment over former Congress ally and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returning to the BJP-led NDA. State Congress leaders said the party’s alliance partners in Bihar such as RJD president Lalu Prasad and CPI(ML)-L general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya have been invited to the rally in Purnia.
JD(U) president Nitish Kumar, with whom the Congress had shared power until he reversed course, was also extended an invitation which was accepted by the veteran leader.
The yatra is planned to cover a distance of 6,713 kilometers passing through 110 districts of 15 states during the 67-day journey. It will conclude on 20th or 21st March in Mumbai.
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Published: 29 January 2024, 10:01 am IST