Day 29: Rahul Gandhi – I Will Get Caste Census Done

Following a two-day break, the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra rekindled its momentum with a surge of energy from Raigarh, Chhattisgarh. Despite the scheduled morning kick-off, inclement weather in Delhi caused a delay in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s flight to Chhattisgarh. Consequently, the Yatra could only kick off in the afternoon. Sachin Pilot, leader of the Congress Youth Brigade, joined Mr. Gandhi in supporting the cause on this leg of the Yatra.

Rahul Gandhi initiated the day’s proceedings by laying a floral tribute at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. True to form, the entire route of the Yatra was bustling with people, with a massive turnout everywhere.

After covering some ground, Mr. Gandhi addressed the public once again. This time, he launched a scathing critique of the central government.

Inviting a few young children onto his jeep, he posed questions about the kind of country they desired – one filled with hatred or love, unjust or just. The children responded innocently, and Mr. Gandhi proceeded to explain the five principles of Yatra of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra to the crowd.

During his address, Mr. Gandhi once again emphasized the need for a caste census, declaring, ‘Come what may, I am committed to conducting the most revolutionary step in India- the caste census. Following that, the political landscape of India will undergo a paradigm shift. Post that day, the entire nation will realize that a mere two percent of people in India are ruling over the remaining 98 percent.’

In today’s Yatra, foregoing a lunch break, Mr. Gandhi and the entire Nyay Yatra team carried out a belated morning session. The roadshow continued from Rajapara Chowk to Agrasen Chowk, reaching Sakti. Here, a crowd of thousands eagerly awaited Rahul Gandhi and the Nyay Yatra. Addressing the gathering, the Congress leader stated, ‘Modi ji, BJP, and RSS are attempting to thwart the caste census. The media and BJP distract you with mentions of Pakistan, China, Aishwarya Rai, and Cricket. However, the common people of this country should not be swayed by these distractions. They should wake up every morning and question the government about how much wealth a farmer like me is receiving, how much a small trader is getting, and how much a youth is receiving. This is the most significant question.’

Following this, the Yatra proceeded towards Korba for a night’s rest.

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