KC Venugopal – General Secretary, Congress:
Congress leaders Shri KC Venugopal and Shri Jairam Ramesh address the media:
Most of you have witnessed the last four days of Bharat Jodo. It is successful beyond our expectations. We didn’t imagine Tamil Nadu would give such a grand reception to this yatra.
It shows that this yatra is going to be the most historic yatra India has ever seen.
People from the national media are taking lot of pain and difficulties to cope up with this Yatra’s arrangements. I sincerely thank you to giving such kind of coverage.
This Yatra is in Kerala for the next 18 days. I’m very much sure that each state will ensure maximum participation of the Yatris.
This is not only a Congress Yatra. You see both sides of Yatra, it’s not only Congress but the people who believe in our ideologies; who believe that India is going through a very troubled period.
People are coming to us, waving to us, they’re showing us their support. They know that in the current scenario, the only leader who can fight against these evil forces is Shri Rahul Gandhi.
Everywhere the govt of India is spreading fear; they’re spreading anger. The forces are very much upbeat under this union govt and agencies are being used to silence the opposition.
Even the media people of this country are unsafe. They’re in jail for years and months without any major reason.
The country is being designed by the BJP in a way that there’s no need for a voice of opposition, of a democratic voice.
In the current atmosphere, we think that this is s the duty of the Indian National Congress, come what may, to raise this issue. We’re going to the people, we’re approaching the people.
We’re very happy that in the last three days, the amount of support we got from the people of this country, the people of Tamil Nadu, have given a major boost to all of us.
In the coming days, we have decided on the Yatra in such a way that in the morning, we’re not mobilising people but Rahul Gandhi and our leaders will interact with the people. Congress workers will mobilise in the afternoon.
Beyond our imagination, during morning hours also, thousands of people are there. In the evenings, it’ll be tens of thousands.
This yatra is going to create problems for parties who want to finish the Congress party. The success of this Yatra can be seen in the way they’re attacking Rahul Gandhi. Their reactions indicate that Rahul Gandhi ji is worrying them.
We’re not worried about anything. Come what may, our intentions are very clear. We intend to stop the spread of fear, and to spread love and affection.
Congress held a presser yesterday and announced they have sent Masala Dosa parcel to my house.Tejasvi Surya -National President, BJYM
It’s been more than 24 hours & I still haven’t received it.
They have scammed here as well.
They can’t deliver a dosa properly and they dream of delivering good governance!
Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
Pleading the case of farming community, I strongly urge the GOI to review its ban on export of broken rice and to remove 20% duty put on the export of non-basmati rice.
Such “anti-farmer” decisions will deprive them of reaping the benefits of high export prices of food grains.
Earlier in May, when farmers needed higher prices to offset the loss in yield due to shriveled grains, GOI banned wheat export.
Instead of penalizing farmers by imposing ban on exports, govt should hike MSP & increase govt purchase & aid the food security needs of the country.
Today with Virat Hindustan Sangam Legal Team at New Delhi discussed strategy to free Vithal-Rukhmani Mandir of Pandharpur -Maharashtra from Govt Control & I will File PIL in Bombay High Court on 7th Oct & visit Pandharpur on 9th Oct for Public MeetingDr Subramanian swamy – former union minister
HD Kumaraswamy – Former CM, Karnataka:
Met Telangana Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekhar Rao at Pragati Bhavan
We had an important and cordial discussion on Karnataka & Telangana State issues besides present political situation in Karnataka.
He expressed his desire & the need to build a ‘parallel political front’ vis-a-vis national political parties.
I assured to stand with him and wish good luck to the new front comprising farmers, labourers, Dalits & common man.
Elderly Statesman Sri KCR said that he will take a plunge into national politics around 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections and before Vijayadashami festival.
I am deeply touched by the warm hospitality, love and camaraderie shown to me by the senior leader.
Amit Malviya – BJP leader:
The President on recommendation of GoI has appointed Shri Gulam Ali, a Gurjar Muslim, from J&K, to the Rajya Sabha.
This is a significant step assuming that prior to abrogation of Article 370, the community was literally not recognised and all social benefits to them were denied.
Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary, Congress:
During the afternoon break of 4th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra Shri RahulGandhi visited one of the most revered Smarakams in India.
Sree Ayyankali was one of the greatest social reformers of 20th century who empowered millions of deprived and discriminated, and remains iconic.
Jairam Ramesh – MP, GS, Congress:
The Yatris walked 14 kms in the morning session of Bharat Jodo Yatra from Parassala Junction to Dr. GR Public School.
The environmentalist Sridhar Radhakrishnan walked with Rahul Gandhi.
The padayatra witnessed many memorable moments.
More interactions are planned during the break
Today we begin the 4th day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Parassala Junction near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.jairam ramesh – mp, gs congress
As was only to be expected the turnout of the crowds is huge so early on a Sunday morning!
Being happy when everything is going well is no achievement. When things go wrong, in the midst of adversity, if you can smile, then you have achieved something very valuable :
Pic Credit : Sri Sri