Civil rights

Congress to engage civil rights groups in ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’

Our correspondent / NEW DELHI

To make “Bharat Jodo Yatra” effective and meaningful, former AICC President Rahul Gandhi decided to engage with civil rights groups on August 22 at the Constitution Club in New Delhi.

According to the source, the idea behind the move is to engage with prominent leaders of civil rights organizations across the country who have made a distinct contribution to the cause of human rights.

During the eight years of rule of the NDA government led by Modi at the center, many instances of human rights abuses as well as the authoritarianism of the authorities against their rulers and political leaders have emerged, which has led to the distrust of the population.

During the 150 days of “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, the Congress Party will call on the masses to unite against the central government’s anti-people policies that have led to social unrest in the country.

The former AICC chairman is likely to launch Yatra from Maharashtra on September 7, covering more than 3,000 km across the country.

Meanwhile, the Congress Party is trying to contact like-minded political parties as well as civil rights groups for the Bharat Yatra program, a source said.

The decision to embark on “Bharat Jodo Yatra” was taken during the Nav Sankalp session in Udaipur in May this year.

Interestingly, under the previous UPA regime, many civil rights groups led by Anna Hazare under the India Against Corruption (IAC) banner waged a vigorous struggle against the then central government. led by the Congress Party and spoke out against the corruption that led to the downfall of the UPA government. In the center.