Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

On January 26, 2024, Congress national secretary Jairam Ramesh announced that the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will continue on January 28 with a padyatra in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. The yatra had taken a pre-planned respite after 12 straight days.

“After 12 continuous days in Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Cooch Behar in West Bengal, the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra has taken a pre-planned break starting from the afternoon of January 25th,” Mr. Ramesh said in a post on X, the previous Twitter platform. The yatra will begin on January 28 at 1400 hours, starting with a padyatra in Jalpaiguri and concluding with a padyatra and public speech in Siliguri. The Uttar Dinajpur district’s Sonapur is the night stop, he stated.

Mr. Gandhi is traveling from Manipur to Mumbai throughout the course of the 6,700-kilometer Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. Right now, West Bengal is being traversed by the Yatra. On Thursday morning, it arrived in Cooch Behar, where party workers gave Mr. Gandhi a hearty welcome.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the president of the West Bengal Congress, stated that his organization was having trouble obtaining authorization to hold a few public gatherings as part of the State’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.

Mr. Chowdhury stated, “In certain places, we are facing roadblocks as we are not getting permission to organise public meetings, citing exams,” while speaking to media in Siliguri. The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is now having issues in West Bengal, which is governed by the TMC, as well as in the Northeast, including Assam.

However, the ruling Trinamool Congress asserted that there are no political effects on West Bengal’s government.

“The disintegration of the INDIA alliance in West Bengal can be attributed to Adhir Chowdhury.” Second, there are no issues and all opposition parties run programs in the state. Given that schools provide board exams, the administration has to make the decision, according to TMC MP Santanu Sen.