Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra Gains Momentum in Assam

Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra Gains Momentum in Assam


Rahul Gandhi, the former President of the Indian National Congress Party, has embarked on a significant journey across India called the “Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.” This yatra aims to unite people from different religions and castes while also addressing social, economic, and political injustices. The yatra recently resumed its fifth day in Assam’s Shivsagar district after successfully covering various states across the country.

Assam Leg of Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

The Assam leg of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra commenced on 18th January and is set to cover 17 districts over a span of eight days, totaling a distance of 833 km. Rahul Gandhi began his journey in Nagaland’s Tuli region before reaching Assam amidst an enthusiastic crowd of party workers at Haluwating.

Handover Ceremony and Rallying Support

At Haluwating, hundreds of Congress party workers gathered to receive Rahul Gandhi. A significant moment during this ceremony was when the national flag was handed over to Assam Congress leaders for their part in continuing this momentous journey throughout their state. This gesture symbolizes unity and showcases their commitment towards fighting for justice for all citizens.

During his speech at the Handover Ceremony, Rahul Gandhi emphasized that this yatra aims not only to unite different communities but also seeks to provide “nyay” or justice to those who have been victims of social, economic, and political injustice perpetrated by parties such as BJP and RSS. He attributed these injustices as reasons behind naming it ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay.’

Drawing Inspiration from Sankardeva

Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra Gains Momentum in Assam
Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra Gains Momentum in Assam

Rahul Gandhi drew inspiration from Srimanta Sankardeva  a revered saint poet scholar who played a crucial role in unifying diverse communities in Assam. Sankardeva fought against injustice and aimed to bring equality among people, ideals that resonate strongly with the objectives of Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.

Addressing Corruption Allegations

During his speech, Rahul Gandhi made a strong statement by saying that perhaps the most corrupt government in India is currently in Assam. This remark underlines the party’s perspective on governance issues prevailing in the state and their determination to rectify them through this yatra.

Challenges Faced by Congress

Alka Lamba, a senior congress leader, expressed concerns about potential obstacles faced due to permissions required for conducting such a massive procession across states. She urged the BJP led government not to create any hurdles during their journey through Assam. Lamba also cited previous incidents where BJP governments had created problems when similar yatras were conducted.

Congress’ Aspirations for Assam

Lamba expressed confidence that the Indian National Congress would significantly increase its representation from Assam in Parliament during the upcoming elections. Currently holding three Lok Sabha members from Assam, they aim to double their tally and secure more seats among the 14 available from the state.


Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra has gained momentum as it progresses through different states across India. With its focus on uniting people from diverse backgrounds and addressing social injustices, this yatra presents an opportunity for dialogue and change at multiple levels of society. The support received during its continuation into Assam indicates broad public interest and engagement with these critical issues facing our nation today.

As we witness this significant journey unfold, it is essential to recognize that initiatives like Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra play a crucial role in shaping political discourse while offering a platform for citizens’ voices to be heard effectively.

Disclaimer: The information provided above is based on news reports as of January 2023; further developments may have occurred since then.

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