Bharat Jodo Yatra is a fight against ideology that killed Gandhi, says Rahul

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Bengaluru, Oct 2: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi began the third day of his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka on Sunday after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, and said the party will unite India like Bapu united the country against injustice.

Rahul Gandhi, who is on day 25 of his nation-wide Bharat Jodo Yatra, said the 153rd birth anniversary of the father of the nation and great son of India Mahatama Gandhi, recalled that Gandhiji fought the British Raj while he and his supporters have “embarked on a battle with the very ideology that killed Gandhi.”

Rahul Gandhi visited the Khadi Gramodyog Centre at Badanavalu in Nanjangud. He spent some time in contemplation at the centre, which has a historical significance on account of Mahatma Gandhi's visit here in 1927.

Rahul Gandhi said: “We remember and pay our respects to that great son of India. Our remembering is made more poignant by the fact that we are on the 25th day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, a padyatra in which we are walking his path of ahimsa, unity, equality and justice.”

The ideology that killed Gandhi has “delivered inequality, divisiveness and the erosion of our hard-won freedoms in the past eight years. Against this politics of himsa and asatya, the Bharat Jodo Yatra will spread the message of Ahimsa and Swaraj from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.”

Pointing out that “Swaraj has many meanings,’’ the Congress leader said: “It is the freedom from fear and want that our farmers, youth and small and medium enterprises desire. It is the freedom of our states to exercise their constitutional freedoms and of our villages to practice Panchayati Raj.”

“It is also the conquest of the self, whether it is Bharat Yatris who are travelling 3,600 km by foot or the lakhs of citizens who are walking with us for shorter periods. The Yatra is the quiet and determined voice of the Indian people against the politics of fear, hatred and division,’’ he said, adding: “It might be convenient for those in power to appropriate Gandhiji’s legacy but it is much more difficult to walk in his footsteps.”

“Huge numbers of men, women and children have already taken part in the Yatra. Many of them believe that the values that Gandhiji gave his life for and our constitutional rights are today under threat. As we continue on our journey from Mysuru to Kashmir, I request my fellow citizens across India to walk with us in the spirit of Ahimsa and Sadbhavana,” Rahul Gandhi said.

Earlier in the morning, Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, "Bapu taught us to walk the path of truth and non-violence. He taught us the meaning of love, mercy, harmony, and humanity.

"Today, on Gandhi Jayanti, we swear that just as he united the country against injustice, we shall unite the country."

A video montage of Mahatma Gandhi and visuals from Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra were also included in the tweet.

Setting out on his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari on September 7, Rahul Gandhi traversed Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and entered Karnataka on Friday. Over the course of three weeks he will cover around 500 kilometres in the Karnataka leg of the Bharat Jodo yatra.

(With inputs from IANS)








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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Readers, the INC will never come back to power, if they do not reclaim their party legacy back in UP... This is the biggest state with 80 parliamentary constituency... They are on a sticky wicket in South India. AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, CPI in Kerala nor the JDS in Karnataka, will give not give any leeway to Rahul Gandhi...

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    The Broom will give you the befitting response to all your fake narratives. Beware of the Evil Spirit Buster Broom.

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  • Hardik Patel, Mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 03 2022

    Dear Hiteshbhai Almeida Shah: UP will be won by the opposition this time.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 03 2022

    Don't hype about up, what is so great in getting seats in up from 2004 to 2014 upa had its government in center with minimal seats in up, india is not up alone it's having 26 states leave up india still has 450 seats pan india which is enough for opposition to come to power.

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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    No comments ..I might be termed as Andh bhakti .In short ,Gandhi Nehru Mount Batten, Edwina and colonial british owes explanation on many facets of pre and post independent India.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    What about sorry worker goalwalker and Jinnah's two nation theory...hindu maha saba and jinnahs muslim League fought election against congress and won 3 seats...

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 03 2022

    To get explanation from all of the above mentioned people you will have to go where they are , Gandhi nehru and others can't come where you are so when are you planning the trip.

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  • Dyn montiero, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022


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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Not long ago the man in pictures tendered 'unconditional' apology in SC of India against same statement. Wonder if BJP or RSS will drag him into courts again for such baseless lies.

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Are you despising Godse and betraying his organization for assassination of Gandhi???…Will the same court challenge the punishment given to Godse as per the constitutional law??????…..

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Only BJP goons are Sathyavaadis....

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 03 2022

    Lies are 15 lakhs , 2 cores jobs dollar at 20 rs. Petrol at 30 rs gas cylinder at 200 rs. 100 smart cities these are lies.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    you are our only hope not let us down..ask your people to stop infighting...all non-blue j p parties have to unite against the demonic rule of chaiwala and minorities we feel as if we do not belong to this land...this feeling has come after 2014 due to the constant attack directly and indirectly by the nagpur gulams .

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  • Indian, India

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Whatever the criticism on Rahul Gandhi, everyone knows its a blunder from IT Cell. Even Bhakth knows this, but it is like 'Jab tak apnay ghar par chula jaltha hai, baaki gaye baad may' this is the ideology. There is no humanity, only we give importance to Religion, Cast and Creed. Sad part of our society. Conclusion is Rahul Gandhi very honest person, I personally see him as Capable Leader. Whatever opponent calls him, I go with action of person, not words for sure.

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  • Samad, udupi

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    the more they criticize, the strong the men will be.. so as RG.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    To unite India you have to first shed off sickularism and revert to secularism of father and grandmother.

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  • Antony, Mannapalla

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    After ending his 3500 km Yatra...Rahul Gandhi will marry and settle. A complete man like a middle class Indian

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  • gm, mlur

    Mon, Oct 03 2022

    I think you did the same thin.

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  • Karuna, Bengaluru

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    First and foremost let him retrive the lost constituency of Amethi, which for generation voted for his family. Like a coward he opted for a predominantly miniority majority constituency to win the seat. If he can win from a general seat like Amethi,Delhi , Mumbai, or Bangalore and prove his capacity than people will accept him as a leader. All good things begin at home turf, when he cannot bring his own people together how can he bring all Indian people together

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Why only Amethi whole of India will be won by Rahul Gandhi or some other non -BJP party because people and Hindus in particular are fed up with your daily boring rhetoric, fake narratives and promises without delivering any meaningful sensible work. After 2014 votes are manipulated to win so it’s not by people’s mandate BJP is winning but by vote manipulation. If today elections are held with or without EVMs with 100% VVPAT BJP will decimated like a worm from every nook and corner of India. You don’t dare this nor you dare a open press conference to open your clear heart to the people.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    First unite Congress party...

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  • N Mukkawala, kinnigoly

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Only Congress can correct the blunder and join back Pakistan, Bangladesh with India .

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