Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: Congress, after the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra,' is now launching the 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.' The journey, initially scheduled to commence on January 14 from Imphal, Manipur, has seen a change in its starting point.
Under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the yatra will now begin from Thoubal, located 34 kilometres away from Imphal.
The Congress party explained that this change was prompted by government restrictions, asserting that the conditions set by the government made it impractical to start the journey in Imphal.
Consequently, the starting location was modified accordingly.
Keisham Meghachandra, the head of Manipur Congress, mentioned that at the beginning of the year, on January 2nd, they had requested permission from the district administration to start the journey from Hapta Kangjeibung Ground in Imphal.
However, the administration denied permission citing law and order concerns. Subsequently, on January 10th, he met with the Chief Minister of the state, N. Biren Singh.
Permission for the journey was granted with certain conditions. One major condition was that only a thousand people would be allowed to participate in the journey, and no more individuals would be permitted to go to the event venue.
The Pradesh Congress President revealed that the conditions set by the government were a cause for concern. Late in the night on January 10th, the Deputy Commissioner of Thoubal district granted permission for the journey from a private ground in Khongjom of the district.
Subsequently, the decision to change the location was made. On January 14th, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge will flag off the journey from here, and there will be no change in the route.
Earlier, Keisham Meghachandra had stated that they are genuinely trying to assist the government in showcasing to the world that Manipur is returning to normalcy.
Starting on January 14 in Manipur, the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is set to wrap up in Mumbai on March 20. Spanning 6,713 km across 67 days, the Yatra aims to traverse 110 districts in 15 states.