Sivasagar: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Himanta Vishwa Sharma-led government, claiming that the ‘most corrupt government’ in India is probably in Assam. Soon after the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ entered Assam from Nagaland, Gandhi strongly criticized the ruling BJP and RSS. Lashing out at BJP and RSS, Rahul Gandhi said that they are ‘spreading hatred and looting public money’. In his address, Rahul once again raised the issue of Manipur and said that there is a civil war like situation there.
‘Will raise Assam issues during the visit’
Addressing party workers at Hallowing in Sivasagar district, Gandhi said, ‘The most corrupt government in India is probably in Assam. We will raise the issues of Assam during the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’. Speaking on Manipur, Gandhi said that there is a civil war-like situation in that state. The clashes first broke out on May 3 last year after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organized in the hill districts to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. The Meitei people constitute about 53 per cent of the population in Manipur and live mostly in the Imphal Valley, while the tribals – Naga and Kuki communities – form 40 per cent and live in the hill districts.
Yatra will continue in Assam till 25th January
Gandhi said, ‘The state is divided and the Prime Minister has not even gone to Manipur. In Nagaland, an agreement was signed 9 years ago and people are now asking what happened to it. Hitting back at BJP’s statement that such visits would not benefit the Congress, Gandhi said last year’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ had changed the country’s ‘political discourse’. Let us inform that the 6713 kilometer journey under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi started from Manipur on January 14 and will end in Mumbai on March 20. This yatra will continue in Assam till January 25. ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ will pass through a total of 110 districts of 15 states.
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