Congress alleges an attack on Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra trucks in Assam.


Congress alleges an attack on Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra trucks in Assam.

On Saturday, the Congress party made allegations that the trucks that were participating in its “Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra” in Assam were damaged and banners were shredded “by BJP goons” in North Lakhimpur. The party’s head, Mallikarjun Kharge, stated that they would not be intimidated by such threatening tactics.

Bhupen Kumar Borah, the president of the Assam Congress, stated that on Friday night, all of the hoardings and posters that had been up to welcome the Yatra in the town that it was scheduled to travel through on Saturday were pulled down, and party members who had gone to put them up were beaten.

However, according to the Director General of Police in Assam, no vehicles were targeted, and the yatra entered Arunachal Pradesh without incident.

“Two vehicles used by the party to carry the displays were also damaged by miscreants, who also threatened Congress workers with dire consequences if they did not leave at once,” according to Borah.

“We have filed two police complaints—one over the beating of our workers and damage to vehicles, and the other over the tearing up of posters,” stated the representative.

Congress alleges an attack on Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra trucks in Assam.
Congress alleges an attack on Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra trucks in Assam.

Borah asserted that the automobile that the perpetrators of the attack arrived in was owned by a person who is known to have a close relationship with the incumbent member of the BJP in the area.

There was also a video that was distributed by the Congress that supposedly showed someone pulling down posters that contained photographs of Congress leaders. In an independent investigation, the PTI was unable to confirm the veracity of the footage. “We strongly condemn the shameful attack on the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra vehicles and the tearing of the Congress party’s banners and posters by BJP goons in Lakhimpur, Assam,” Kharge stated in an article published on X.

Over the course of the past decade, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made several attempts to violate and destroy every right and justice that the Constitution of India has granted to the people of India. He went on to say that it is attempting to subordinate their voices in order to take control of democracy.

Assam District General Police Officer Gyanendra Pratap Singh refuted the charges in a post on X. “Dear Sir, there has been no attempt to target any vehicle belonging to any political party, and the Yatra has been the exception to this rule. The state’s police department, the Assam Police, has made extensive preparations for the Yatra’s safety and logistics across the whole state. After completing the first part of the Yatra in Assam, the Yatra has now entered Arunachal Pradesh without incident,” he remarked in response to Kharge’s post.

In a separate statement, Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted that the people in Assam who had relatives who were killed during the time of the Congress party are opposed to the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’. He made the following statement while speaking at a function in Guwahati: “Rahul Gandhi has just recently begun the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.” The events that took place in Assam were discussed by a few reporters here. They informed me that during their term, thousands of young people in Assam were slaughtered, and the state fell under the clutches of fanaticism. The family members of those who were killed were opposed to this Nyay Yatra. This occurred at several locations where atrocities occurred.

Congress alleges an attack on Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra trucks in Assam.
Congress alleges an attack on Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra trucks in Assam.

In addition, the Congress asserted that its yatra had been denied permission to travel through Guwahati, the largest city in the state, despite the fact that the police maintained that the request was “under consideration.” On January 18, the Assam leg of the march got underway, and it will maintain its momentum till January 25. In total, it will travel 833 kilometers over 17 districts of the state.

A party treasurer named Ajay Maken stated during a news conference held at the headquarters of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Delhi that the Assam Chief Minister, who is a “neo-convert” to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was attempting to be more faithful than the monarch and going to great lengths to demonstrate his commitment to the BJP by “orchestrating” attacks of this nature. He referred to Sarma as a coward since he left the Congress party and joined the BJP after receiving “just one” notice from the CBI.

In addition, during the press conference, Maken displayed the CCTV tapes that were taken of the alleged incidents.

A statement made by the treasurer of the Congress stated that the attack on the Nyay Yatra was an indication of Sarma’s dissatisfaction.

“We want to tell the BJP that this yatra will come back to Assam and no attempt should be made to stop it,” he explained to reporters. According to Makan, the yatra traveled from the north-eastern region and Assam along the same path that the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, J.P. Nadda, had traveled. This decision was made after taking into account concerns over safety and after consulting with the relevant authorities.

Congress alleges an attack on Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra trucks in Assam.
Congress alleges an attack on Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra trucks in Assam.

K. C. Venugopal, the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), also uploaded a video of the alleged incident and asked, “Want more evidence of how afraid ‘MostCorrupt’ CM Himanta is of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra? Please take a look at his thugs as they vandalize our Congress vehicles and posters!

“He’s so rattled because of the huge impact the Yatra is making; he will stoop to any level,” claimed the politician.

Jairam Ramesh, the general secretary of communications for the Congress party, took a jab at Sarma by stating that the chairman of the BJP ought to assure him that he would not be required to provide any additional evidence of his commitment to the BJP and the RSS.

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

In spite of repeated requests, the Chief Minister of Assam has not granted permission for the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra to enter Guwahati on January 23. In addition, he is not granting Rahul Gandhi permission to engage in conversation with members of the media at the Guwahati Press Club, which has extended an invitation to him. He stated this in a post on X: “It is abundantly clear that the Chief Minister of Assam is extremely anxious and shaken by the tremendous response to the Yatra in Assam so far.”

Over the course of its third day in the state, the Yatra, which was led by Rahul Gandhi, traveled through a number of locations within the Lakhimpur district, including the town of North Lakhimpur, which serves as the district headquarters, before entering Arunachal Pradesh.


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