The Congress on Sunday said the Bharat Jodo Yatra has succeeded in achieving its objective of raising the issues of the people and will decide whether the government is held accountable in the future. The opposition party also said that the falsehood spread to malign the image of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been demolished by the Bharat Jodi Yatra and his reality has been exposed to the country. Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remark that he receives “2-3 kg” of abuses every day. The Congress leader said that even those who spread hatred are playing the ‘victim card’.
Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar while addressing a press conference said that the yatra has been more successful than expected. He said, ‘When it started, a lot of questions were raised about whether people would come or not or whether we would walk 25 km every day. Will you be able to cover the distance or not? Last 60 days have passed in a jiffy. Kumar said, ‘The passengers have forgotten the physical pain. The yatra has achieved its first objective. Passengers have become comfortable in this journey, travel has become comfortable with the country and the country has become comfortable with travel.
Kumar is one of the walkers accompanying the former party president who will travel from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. He said that the Yatra has achieved its first objective and people know that it is being done to highlight their issues. Asked whether there has been any change in Rahul Gandhi’s image due to the visit, Kumar said, “A lot has been said about Rahul Gandhi. Reporters ask if his image will improve, I would say the people of the country will know him in the true sense.
Kumar said, ‘Whatever was said about Rahul Gandhi that he is not serious, he will go abroad, will not be able to walk, will go on leave, will not be able to live in a container, all this is over. Crores of rupees were spent to tarnish his image, but the reality has become clear just by walking on the road. Kumar said price rise and unemployment were the two major common issues that emerged in the response of people during the yatra. He said the issue of preserving federalism was also raised in the southern states and the feeling was that the Center was not doing justice.