INDIA: The only successor of the Gandhi family and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held a 3,700km-long foot march to regain the party’s flagging electoral fortunes.
According to the former Congress chief, The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is patronizing the divide-and-rule policy. Rahul Gandhi kicked off the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, covering 12 states and two Union territories over the next 150 days and ending in Kashmir.
In a public meeting, the congress stalwart said, “The RSS-BJP led government is following the old principle of British, divide and rule. East India Company was doing this earlier, and now a handful of businessmen are doing it.”
“India is currently experiencing its worst economic crisis. The nation is on the verge of disaster as unemployment is at its highest level ever,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Explaining his yatra, Rahul Gandhi said, during the British era, East India Company had the monopoly to control the country. “Now there are a handful of companies doing so,” he added.
He said Ports, airports, coal, power, telecom, and every single industry are controlled by a single business tycoon with the backing of the Modi government.
He even claimed that the Indian media is blindly supporting the government, “The prime minister will not last one day without their support. They control the media and ensure that the PM is on TV 24 hours a day. In exchange, the PM carries out policies that are in their interest,” said the chief.
“The yatra signifies we are united so that India is strong, and We want to listen to the people of India,” Rahul Gandhi put stress in his words. He even commemorates his father’s loss due to this “hate and division” and has no further desire to lose his country to it.
As a symbolic gesture before starting the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Stalin handed over the Indian national flag to Rahul Gandhi, signifying the prime theme of unity.