Rahul Gandhi targets PM as Yatra reaches Indore

'Chinese Army Couldn't...': Rahul Gandhi Targets First PM As Yatra Reaches Indore

In the last six days, the yatra has completed more than half of its journey in Madhya Pradesh.


The Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, arrived in the country’s cleanest city, Indore, on the sixth day of its Madhya Pradesh leg on Sunday. The city is a BJP stronghold where the Congress failed to win the 1984 Lok Sabha polls and the 1995 mayoral polls.


Rahul Gandhi with sanitation workers in Indore.

At the Rajwada palace, Rahul Gandhi once again attacked the central government, saying, “What the Chinese army could not do to India was done by demonetisation and a flawed GST.”

Gandhi reiterated his claim that the twin policies were “disastrous” and hampered the cash flow of small and medium-sized traders and farmers, who he says are the country’s biggest generators of employment.

“This has led to the end of jobs in the country. Until the micro, small and medium enterprises and farmers are revived, the youth of India will not get jobs. Look at what is happening now, those who have engineering and other professional degrees are driving taxis or delivering food to order,” he said.

The Congress MP then took a dig at BJP funding, saying money from the pockets of the poor quickly changes hands and reaches the BJP, which then puts it in the pockets of greedy MLAs to topple the elected governments in the states.

“This is exactly what happened when the government elected by you in MP (in 2018) was brought down by paying millions of rupees to greedy government MPs. If this was not corruption, then how can it be called corruption?” he asked.

Rahul Gandhi claimed that the media ignores pressing public issues and instead reports on celebrities. He said that journalists do it under pressure and that he does not hold a grudge against them.

“Instead of reporting on public issues like unemployment and farmers’ suffering or the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, media personnel are forced to report on what dress Aishwarya Rai is wearing, what Shahrukh Khan is saying and the boundaries hit by Virat Kohli. in an exciting cricket match. But I have no grudge against the people in the press because they do it under the pressure of those who rule from behind. Pick up a TV remote and start flipping through the channels, what you will see is Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan. You will never get to see the worried faces and blistered hands of our farmers,” he said.

Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori’s son Satlaj Indori also joined the yatra and said he presented Rahul Gandhi with two books dedicated to his late father, including the latter’s autobiography.

The yatra, a mass contact initiative of the Congress, will cover a distance of 380 km in the Malwa-Nimar region of western Madhya Pradesh in 12 days before entering Rajasthan on December 4, as per the schedule announced by the party.

The foot march entered Madhya Pradesh on November 23 in Bodarli village of Burhanpur district in neighboring Maharashtra.

In the last six days, the yatra has completed more than half of its journey in Madhya Pradesh.

The march led by Gandhi has so far covered Burhanpur, Khandwa, Khargone and Indore districts of MP.

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