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Need to make Manipur peaceable, harmonious once more: Rahul on 2nd day of Nyay Yatra


Congress chief Rahul Gandhi waves to supporters in the course of the 2nd day of the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’, in Kangpokpi district, Manipur on January 15, 2024.
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The Congress stands with the folks of Manipur and needs to make the State peaceable and harmonious once more, former get together chief Rahul Gandhi mentioned on January 15 as he interacted with the folks on the second day of his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.

Beginning the yatra this morning in a custom-made Volvo bus, Mr. Gandhi additionally walked for a long way assembly folks and enquiring about their issues.

A number of folks, numerous them girls and youngsters, had lined up alongside the yatra route and cheered on Mr. Gandhi as his bus made its method alongside a number of busy areas in Senapati.

Addressing the folks from atop his bus in Senapati, he mentioned the Congress did a yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and the concept was to convey folks of India collectively.

“It was a really profitable yatra the place we walked over 4,000 km,” he mentioned.

“We needed to do one other yatra from east to west and we determined that probably the most highly effective factor can be to start out the yatra from Manipur in order that the folks of India get a way of what the folks of Manipur have been by, the problem that they’ve been by, the struggles they’ve been by,” the Congress chief mentioned.

“I perceive that you’ve got confronted a tragedy, you will have misplaced relations, you will have misplaced property and I would like you to know that we’re absolutely standing with you, we need to convey peace again to Manipur. We need to make Manipur peaceable and harmonious once more,” he mentioned.

He mentioned he has been talking with delegations from the State who’ve been telling him concerning the points the folks of Manipur have been going through.

“I hope peace returns to Manipur as quickly as potential,” Mr. Gandhi added.

In a submit on X, Congress common secretary Jairam Ramesh earlier mentioned, “Day 2 of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra started shiny and early at 7.30 a.m. with the standard flag hoisting by Seva Dal on the campsite. PCC President of Manipur @meghachandra_k hoisted the flag.”

“The yatra will transfer from Sekmai to Kangpokpi after which Senapati in Manipur earlier than lastly halting in Nagaland at night time,” he mentioned.

The yatra started on Sunday from violence-hit Manipur with Gandhi asserting that the get together will current a brand new imaginative and prescient for India that will probably be primarily based on concord, brotherhood and equitability and devoid of hatred, violence and monopoly.

At a rally in Thoubal on Sunday to flag off the over-6,700-km yatra with which the get together is seeking to set the narrative for the Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Gandhi and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting Manipur because it reeled below ethnic violence, and vowed to make sure justice for its folks.

The ethnic violence within the northeastern State, which broke out in Could final yr, has claimed greater than 180 lives and rendered 1000’s homeless.

The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will move by 100 Lok Sabha constituencies in 15 States. It is going to traverse 6,713 km, principally in buses but additionally on foot, and culminate in Mumbai on March 20 or 21.

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