INDIA: PDP Chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti will join Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
The Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti praised the Indian National Congress member for “his indomitable courage”. National Conference president Farooq Abdullah is also likely to join Gandhi in the Yatra.
Mehbooba Mufti is set to join Bharat Jodo Yatra
On Monday, Mehbooba Mufti hailed Rahul Gandhi over his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra‘, saying that she salutes him for undertaking the Bharat Jodo Yatra to strengthen secularism and promote unity in the country. The ex-J&K chief minister opted to her Twitter account to announce her interest in joining Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodi Yatra’.
Mehbooba Mufti wrote, “Ive been formally invited to join @RahulGandhi ji for his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir today. Salute his indomitable courage & I believe it is my duty to stand with someone who has the courage to challenge fascist forces. Will be joining him in his march towards a better India.”
The Yatra is in process and has covered more than 2,800 km through 10 states. However, due to extreme weather conditions, there is a nine-day winter break till January 3, after which the party will enter Uttar Pradesh.
The oldest party in India, Congress, has urged many prominent leaders of the country to join him in the march including the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary.
As per reports, Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary cannot make their presence at the Yatra due to “preoccupation” with their party programmes.
Congress general secretary in-charge KC Venugopal updated the status of the Yatra. He wrote on his official social media handle, “BharatJodoYatra is marching towards its final destination J&K. Held a meeting today with the Lt. Governor of J&K Shri. Manoj Sinha ji along with senior party leaders. Discussed the security arrangements and sought the cooperation of the administration.”