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Bharat Jodo Yatra continues in Maharashtra, on the way to Akola

Last updated: Nov 16, 2022, 10:20 AM IST

The foot march will further cover Akola and Buldhana districts in Maharashtra before moving on to Madhya Pradesh on November 20.  (Photo by @AUThackeray)

The foot march will further cover Akola and Buldhana districts in Maharashtra before moving on to Madhya Pradesh on November 20. (Photo by @AUThackeray)

The yatra started from Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7 and entered its 70th day on Wednesday

The Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi continued on the 10th day of its Maharashtra leg in Washim district on Wednesday.

The foot march, which started at 6 AM from Jambhrun Phata, will continue to Medshi village in the evening and will make a night stop at Patur in Akola district.

The yatra began on September 7 from Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu and entered its 70th day on Wednesday.

Gandhi claimed on Tuesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to attack the constitution every day because it does not want to accept that Dalits, tribals and the poor should be given rights.

He also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for introducing the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and banknote ban in 2016, calling them “two weapons to kill small and medium-sized businessmen, shopkeepers and farmers”.

Gandhi had also hit it off with Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar, claiming that he “worked” for the British and retired from them.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra, a mass outreach initiative of the Congress, entered Maharashtra on November 7 from Telangana. It has so far covered Nanded, Hingoli and Washim districts in the western state.

The foot march will further cover Akola and Buldhana districts in Maharashtra before heading to Madhya Pradesh on November 20.

The leaders of the NCP and Shiv Sena, allies of the Congress in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), participated in the yatra in Maharashtra.

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