New Delhi: The Congress had lost contact with the people when in power, senior leader Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday, adding that the party’s ongoing cross-country march was attempting to rectify that.
Speaking to reporters at Washim in Maharashtra, where the Yatra is now, Ramesh said the march has also ‘connected the party and promoted togetherness’. “Its effects, if any, would show up during the 2024 elections,” the politician asserted.
He also said the Yatra’s ultimate aim was above politics. The party has called the Yatra as “India’s biggest mass contact program” which aimed to take people’s concerns to Delhi. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is helming the 3,500-kilometre march.
Bharat Jodo Yatra is an ongoing mass movement started by the Indian National Congress. Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi is coordinating the nationwide movement by mobilising the party cadre and general public into walking by foot from Kanyakumari to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Apart from the other reasons as citied by the party being above politics, the Congress party has stated that the aim of this movement is to unite the country against the alleged ‘divisive politics’.