New Delhi: Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi warned on Friday that the Indian nation was brewing a “palpable economic crisis” as a result of the policies of the Government of India.
“There is a palpable economic crisis brewing – joblessness among the youth, unbearable price rise, severe farm distress, and a complete corporate capture of the country’s wealth. People are worried about losing their jobs, their incomes are falling further, and their dreams of a better future are shattering. There is a deep sense of hopelessness across the country,” Rahul Gandhi said in a letter, addressed to people in the country.
Rahul Gandhi addressed the Indian nation’s citizens in a letter on Friday as the Congress’ 3500 km-long Bharat Jodo Yatra neared its conclusion in Jammu and Kashmir. The letter would be distributed door-to-door as part of the party’s impending ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan’ programme.
Jairam Ramesh, a leader in the Congress and general secretary for communications, briefed reporters on the Bharat Jodo Yatra’s follow-up programme on Friday in New Delhi. He explained that from January 26 to March 26, party workers will go door to door and deliver Rahul Gandhi’s letter to people.
To distribute this letter, the party plans to visit over 2.5 lakh gram panchayats, 6 lakh villages, and over 10 lakh polling places under the banner of Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan.
In the letter, Rahul Gandhi stuck to its ‘remove fear from your hearts’ narrative and said, “Daro Mat (don’t fear).”
“The people of our country realise that we cannot reach our full potential unless we embrace our diversity and work shoulder to shoulder. I strongly believe that India will reject hatred. We will rise above caste, religion, language, gender, and all other differences that cause rifts in society. Our greatness lies in our Unity in Diversity. My message to each one of you – Daro Mat! Remove fear from your hearts, and hatred will vanish from within you,” Rahul Gandhi’s letter read.
“Apart from Gandhi’s letter, during Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan, a charge sheet, listing failures of the BJP government will also be handed over to citizens,” Jairam Ramesh said. Rahul Gandhi’s letter will also be written in regional languages, he added.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which began on September 7 in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, will come to an end on January 30 in Srinagar, where Rahul will hoist the Tricolor. The Punjab part of the yatra is under underway. The march has passed through Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.
The Congress asserted earlier in a statement that it is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in India’s history.