New Delhi, December 28, 2023: In a bid to galvanize support and connect with voters across the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to embark on a 65-day ‘Bharat Nyay Yatra’ (March for Justice) starting January 14, 2024. This ambitious foot march, covering over 6,200 kilometers from Manipur in the northeast to Mumbai in the west, marks a significant follow-up to his successful Bharat Jodo Yatra last year.
The yatra, aptly named “Bharat Nyay Yatra,” signifies Rahul Gandhi’s focus on issues of economic, social, and political justice. The Congress party aims to highlight concerns like rising unemployment, inflation, and alleged suppression of dissent under the present government. Additionally, the choice of Manipur as the starting point carries symbolic weight, with the party hoping to address the challenges faced by the Northeast region.
“In this yatra, Rahul Gandhi is going to interact with the youth, women and marginalised people,” said Congress general secretary K C Venugopal, announcing the details of the march. The journey will traverse through 14 states and 85 districts, allowing Gandhi to engage directly with various communities and hear their concerns firsthand.
The ‘Bharat Nyay Yatra’ comes at a crucial juncture for the Congress, with the 2024 Lok Sabha elections just around the corner. The party hopes to build on the momentum gained from the previous yatra and present a united front against the incumbent BJP government. It will be interesting to see how Gandhi utilizes this platform to articulate the Congress’s vision for India and address the anxieties of the electorate.