New Delhi: The Congress has organised a mega rally to mark the conclusion of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ at the Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium. Apart from the entire Congress leadership, several leaders from opposition parties have joined it. Leaders of DMK, national conference, PDP, CPI, RSP and IUML attended the rally to mark the culmination of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in the closing ceremony amidst heavy snowfall in Srinagar, “I have been running for 8-10 kilometers for years, it seemed that this journey would be easy. An old injury emerged during the journey. What seemed easy became difficult.”
Rahul Gandhi said that I learned a lot, one day I was in a lot of pain. I thought I would have to walk for another 6-7 hours and it would be difficult. But a young woman came running towards me and said that she had written something for me. She hugged me and ran away.
She wrote, “I can see that your knee is aching because when you put pressure on that leg, it shows on your face. I can’t walk with you but I’m walking with you from the heart because I know you’re walking.” Right then, my pain disappeared, ” Gandhi said.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi further said that when I was moving from Kanyakumari, I was feeling cold. I saw some children. They were poor, they were feeling cold, they were working as labourers and were shivering. I thought these children are not able to wear sweater-jackets in the cold, so I should not wear them too.
Rahul Gandhi said that PM Modi ji, Amit Shah ji, RSS people have not seen violence. They are afraid. No BJP leader can walk in Kashmir on foot, not because the people of Jammu and Kashmir will not allow him to walk, but because they are afraid.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that the politics that is going on in the country today will not benefit the country, it is the politics of division, hatred. I hope this hatred ends and love will connect everyone.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said the yatra was not taken out to win elections or to take the Congress party forward but to raise voice against hate.