Manish Sahni, the head of the Shiv Sena, announced on Wednesday that the party will participate in the Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by Rahul Gandhi, in Jammu. The march is expected to enter Jammu and Kashmir the next week.
Sahni, who heads the J-K Shiv Sena unit, thanked Gandhi for taking the initiative and urged people to march in large numbers to “give a befitting reaction to those who do politics of hatred and religion.”
“We will welcome and join the Bharat Jodo Yatra on its arrival in the city of temples as per the instructions of party’s national secretary and MP Anil Desai. In this era of despair and hatred, the Yatra which is carrying the message of brotherhood is most needed in the country, especially in Jammu and Kashmir,” he told reporters here.
He claimed that casteism and religion are being used as a means of distracting the population from a number of crucial concerns like unemployment, inflation, and financial misery.
Gandhi will hoist the Indian national flag in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on January 30 when the Yatra, which began in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, on September 7, comes to an end.
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana have all been covered by the march thus far.