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'Signs of change in…?': Congress on Ram Mandir Trust's support for Bharat Jodo

Jan 04, 2023 06:58 PM IST

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that the Bharat Jodo Yatra participants were greeted by people in BJP office in Baghpat's Barauli as the Rahul Gandhi-led foot march passed through the area.

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday wondered whether there were “signs of change” in Uttar Pradesh, claiming the Bharat Jodo Yatra participants were greeted by people in the BJP office in Baghpat's Barauli as the Rahul Gandhi-led march passed through the area. Ramesh also mentioned the recent letter of support from Ram temple chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das and Ram Mandir Trust secretary Champat Rai's words of appreciation for Rahul Gandhi.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves to the supporters during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Baghpat on Wednesday.(Congress Twitter)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves to the supporters during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Baghpat on Wednesday.(Congress Twitter)

“After a letter from the head priest of the Ayodhya Ram temple welcoming Bharat Jodo Yatra and praise for @RahulGandhi from VHP leaders like Champat Rai, the yatris were greeted with enthusiastic hand-waving from the BJP office in Baghpat's Barauli today,” Ramesh said in a tweet in Hindi.

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Rai had lauded Rahul Gandhi for undertaking the Bharat Jodo Yatra, saying he is walking in harsh weather and that must be appreciated.

“I appreciate his move. There is nothing wrong in it. No one can be against Bharat Jodo Yatra.”

“I am a worker of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the RSS never condemned Bharat Jodo Yatra,” Rai told media persons in Ayodhya on Tuesday. He called Rahul the ‘young man who is walking on foot for the country’.

A day before the yatra entered UP, Ram temple chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das wished Rahul success in the yatra, good health and long life.

“Whatever work you are doing for the country is for the benefit of all. My blessings are with you. Lord Ram’s blessings be with you (Rahul Gandhi),” Das wrote in the letter.

The leaders of other political parties in Uttar Pradesh who were invited to join the Yatra, including Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, wished the march a success. However, they gave the yatra a miss.

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