Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen Sec., Congress:
Today is the 77th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra as it resumes from near Burhanpur in southwestern MP.
Burhanpur has a long history & became an important place during Mughal rule especially during Shah Jahan’s reign.
The Yatra will go through 7 districts of MP over the next 11 days.
One-sixth of Burhanpur district’s cultivated area is covered with bananas and it’s also one of the centres of the powerloom industry.
Rahul Gandhi will be interacting with banana growers and powerloom workers today afternoon.