The alliance between the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and the Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) has prompted Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to shorten his much-publicised Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul’s keep within the politically delicate state is now anticipated to final solely 6-7 days, versus the initially deliberate 11-12 days.
Celebration but to formally verify adjustment
Although the Congress social gathering is but to formally verify the adjustment, sources reveal that Rahul Gandhi’s arrival in Uttar Pradesh has been rescheduled from February 14 to February 16. Subsequently, he’s anticipated to depart for Madhya Pradesh on February twenty second or 23, departing sooner than the unique plan of February 27 or 28.
The revised itinerary for Rahul’s yatra features a truncated route from Chandauli to Lucknow, bypassing a number of areas in western Uttar Pradesh. The route will embody Chandauli, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Prayagraj, Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, and culminate in Lucknow. Earlier, he was imagined to go to western UP however after Jayant Chaudhry’s political somersault, the Congress has determined to provide this area a miss.
Sources throughout the Congress point out that Rahul Gandhi can be current in Amethi and Rae Bareli on February 19. Following this, as a substitute of continuing instantly from Lucknow to Sitapur, a detour is deliberate by Kanpur and Jhansi. There are speculations that Congress Normal Secretary Priyanka Gandhi might accompany Rahul throughout his Uttar Pradesh leg of the journey.
Subsequently, the Nyay Yatra is anticipated to proceed into Madhya Pradesh.
Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra, Background
Throughout the Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra, Rahul Gandhi’s focus will primarily be on Amethi and Varanasi. Given Uttar Pradesh’s standing because the state with the best variety of Lok Sabha seats (80), and Congress’s diminished illustration within the area—with just one seat secured within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections—particular emphasis can be positioned on key constituencies reminiscent of Varanasi, Amethi, Rae Bareli, Lucknow, and Prayagraj.
The Congress social gathering confronted a big setback within the 2019 elections, notably dropping its ancestral stronghold of Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani by a substantial margin. Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents Varanasi within the Lok Sabha. In response, the Congress goals to bolster its presence and outreach in these essential areas as a part of its nationwide marketing campaign.
A senior Congress chief stated that following the truncated UP tour, the Nyay Yatra is anticipated to conclude roughly per week sooner than initially deliberate. Beforehand scheduled to culminate in Mumbai on March 20, the journey’s conclusion will now happen between March 10 and 14.