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Rahul Gandhi’s Yatra To Re-Enter Assam, Himanta Sarma Has A Condition

Rahul Gandhis Yatra: Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is now shifting by means of Northeast


The Himanta Biswa Sarma authorities in Assam has denied permission to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi‘s Yatra to maneuver by means of arterial roads in Guwahati because it re-enters Assam as we speak after its Meghalaya leg. The transfer comes amid a heated trade between the Assam Chief Minister and Congress leaders, who’ve accused him of making roadblocks in Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.

Arguing that it’s a working day in Guwahati and permitting the yatra to maneuver by means of key metropolis roads could result in site visitors snarls, the state administration has requested the rally to take the nationwide freeway route because it strikes in direction of decrease Assam. The yatra has been requested to take the Nationwide Freeway 27 that acts like a hoop street across the metropolis. 

This comes a day after dramatic scenes performed out close to the shrine of a fifteenth century social reformer in Assam. Mr Gandhi had deliberate to go to the birthplace of Vaishnav saint Srimanta Sankardeva close to Guwahati yesterday. Quickly after the plan was introduced, Chief Minister Sarma urged Mr Gandhi to not go to the shrine earlier than the Ram Mandir ‘pran pratistha’ ceremony in Ayodhya.

“I urge Rahul Gandhi to not create a notion that there’s a competitors between Ram Temple and Batadrava Satra as a result of the TV channels can be flashing Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha ceremony on one facet and him visiting Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva’s birthplace on the opposite facet. This may not be good for Assam.” Mr Sarma mentioned.

The shrine’s managing committee, too, mentioned Mr Gandhi won’t be allowed to enter earlier than 3 pm.

The Congress chief and his associates had been stopped on their approach to the shrine. Thereafter, they sat on a dharna on the website of the roadblock. Occasion MP Gaurav Gogoi and Batadrava MLA Sibamoni Bora proceeded to the shrine and supplied prayers.

Chatting with the media later, Mr Gandhi mentioned he believes within the philosophy of Sankardeva. “We, like him, imagine in bringing folks collectively and never spreading hatred. He is sort of a guru to us and provides us route. So I had thought once I got here to Assam, I ought to provide my respects to him,” he mentioned.

‘Gaurav Gogoi and all can go, however solely Rahul Gandhi can not go. I do not know, there could also be some cause, however I’ll go to Batadrava once I get a possibility,” he mentioned.

Now, the Congress yatra has been denied permission to enter Guwahati roads. As an alternative, it should journey through the Nationwide Freeway 27, bypassing Guwahati.

The Congress has alleged that the Himanta Biswa Sarma authorities is creating hurdles within the yatra. They’ve additionally referred to the incident through which a team of workers began elevating ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Modi, Modi’ slogans whereas Mr Gandhi’s yatra was passing. “Since our entry in Assam, probably the most corrupt CM in India has been finishing up relentless assaults on our convoys, properties and leaders utilizing his goons,” the Congress has alleged.

Mr Gandhi’s yatra, in the meantime, hit a roadblock in Meghalaya, the place the BJP is a part of the ruling alliance.

A plan for an interplay between the Congress chief and college students at a college in Meghalaya was cancelled after permission was denied. Mr Gandhi will now meet college students at a lodge close to the Assam-Meghalaya border. At Meghalaya, he may also be assembly Congress leaders from the Northeast.

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