Bengal: Rahul Gandhi-led Congress yatra resumes from Jalpaiguri

After a two day break, Rahul Gandhi resumed his yatra in Bengal

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 Jan 2024 12:34 PM GMT
Bengal: Rahul Gandhi-led Congress yatra resumes from Jalpaiguri

Siliguri : The Rahul Gandhi-led ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ resumed from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after a two-day break.

Sitting atop an SUV along with state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Gandhi traversed through the town of Jalpaiguri, as he waved at onlookers.

The yatra will halt for the night near Siliguri, a state Congress leader said.

On Monday, it will head to Islampur in Uttar Dinajpur district, before entering Bihar, he said.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi was received at the Bagdogra airport in Siliguri in the northern part of the state by Chowdhury.

The yatra is scheduled to re-enter West Bengal on January 31 via Malda and then after travelling through Murshidabad, it will leave the state on February 1.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urging her to ensure that the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ is held smoothly in the state.

The party had earlier alleged that some of its banners featuring Gandhi were vandalised in Jalpaiguri.

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra began in Manipur on January 14, entered West Bengal from Assam on Thursday morning, and took a break, during which Gandhi returned to New Delhi.

India Alliance

With the India Alliance broken as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar resigns and chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee not willing to participate in the BJNY there are doubts of the future of the Alliance.

How and in which way the Alliance will continue is a guess?

Politics of Nitish Kumar

With the yatra set to enter Bihar, the role that Nitish Kumar will play is closely being watched. While his critics have called out on him, Nitish Kumar is looking at only his survival chances in the coming Lok Sabha elections of 2024.

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