February 22, 2024

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra to start from non-public floor in Manipur’s Thoubal: Congress

The Congress on Friday mentioned that the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra shall be flagged off from a personal floor in Manipur’s Thoubal district on January 14, as a substitute of state capital Imphal.

Congress’s Manipur president Keisham Meghachandra mentioned that permission was sought to start the Yatra from the Hapta Kangjeibung floor in Imphal however the state authorities gave the go-ahead with sure situations, forcing to maneuver the venue round 34 km on the final second.

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“We had proposed to the state authorities on January 2 that Hapta Kangjeibung public floor in Imphal be allowed for flagging off the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. We had additionally introduced that the Yatra will begin from Imphal, and culminate in Mumbai,” he mentioned.

“We met Chief Minister N Biren Singh on this regard on January 10 however had been informed that the permission won’t be given. Later that night time, an order was issued which gave permission for Hapta Kangjeibung floor however with a restricted variety of individuals,” he added.

Meghachandra mentioned {that a} group of the state Congress once more met Chief Secretary Vineet Joshi within the presence of DGP Rajiv Singh, and the deputy commissioner (DC) and SP of Imphal East.

“We had been informed that no more than 1,000 folks shall be allowed on the venue. Because the permission was not given, we had been in an alarming state of affairs. Late on Thursday night time, Thoubal DC gave permission for flagging off the Yatra from a personal land in Khongjom space of the district,” he mentioned.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge will flag off the Yatra from there, he mentioned.

One other state Congress chief mentioned that there can be no change within the route despite the fact that the venue needed to be modified.

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After starting in Manipur on January 14, the Yatra will culminate in Mumbai on March 20. It’s scheduled to cowl 6,713 km in 67 days whereas passing by way of 110 districts in 15 states.