Jairam Ramesh
Jairam RameshIANS (File photo)

Elephant has woken up and surprised many: Jairam Ramesh on Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra

New Delhi, September 12, 2022

The Congress is enthusiastic about the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said on Monday and felt that the yatra would strengthen the party and help spread its ideology.

"The elephant has woken up, which has surprised BJP," he said.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the impact and effect of the yatra would be seen in due course.

He said that the Congress' activeness has surprised the BJP which is spreading rumours and false stories.

He said that though the focus is on Rahul Gandhi, the yatra is the party's programme and all are participants.

While responding to questions about remarks made by a pastor at a meeting with Gandhi during the yatra, Jairam said, "We do not subscribe to his views."

"People who were responsible for the killing of Mahatma Gandhi and the murders of people like Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, M.M. Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh are raising questions! What a morbid joke! Such attempts to damage the spirit of Bharat Jodo Yatra will fail miserably. An atrocious tweet from the BJP hate factory is doing the rounds. It bears no relation whatsoever to what is recorded in the audio. This is typical BJP mischief that has become more desperate after the successful launch of the yatra, which is evoking such a huge response," he said.

He said the BJP was not used to an aggressive response from the Congress, but now if they indulge in mischief they will get a befitting response, he said.

He said that the Congress yatra has got a good response in the last five days and it has got widespread media coverage. He thanked the media also for the spotlight.

The yatra will be in Kerala till September 30 and will enter Karnataka on October 1.


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