Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by former Congress President and MP Rahul Gandhi, is going to enter Punjab. Before Punjab, Bharat Jodo Yatra has passed through Haryana and western UP, it is completely considered to be the stronghold of farmers. The biggest impact of the farmer’s movement has been in these areas. Rahul Gandhi is making an effort to make the political land fertile by walking in this farmer’s belt, but it has to be seen that how beneficial the journey proves to be in practicing farmer’s politics?
In two and a half days, Rahul Gandhi undertook a padyatra in three districts of western UP, Ghaziabad, Baghpat and Shamli. After UP, Rahul Gandhi entered Haryana. The route map of the yatra in Haryana was prepared in a very strategic way. The focus of the yatra has been kept on those areas which are considered to be strongholds of the farmers.
Rahul Gandhi’s rally at Panipat, night halt at Karnal and aarti at Brahmasarovar at Kurukshetra. During the lunch break on Monday, a dozen farmers belonging to different organizations including farmer leader Rakesh Tikait met Rahul Gandhi. After this ticket along with Rahul Gandhi and all the farmer leaders also did padayatra. During this, Tikait raised the demand of bringing MSP Guarantee Act in front of Rahul and said that it should be ensured that no farmer’s crop is bought at less than the fixed price. Apart from this, farmer leaders discussed with Rahul Gandhi on various issues.
It is believed that Rahul Gandhi is going to try to change the picture of politics to a great extent in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections with the support of leaders of big organizations and political organizations involved in farmers and farmers movement who join Bharat Jodo Yatra. The Congress party is well aware that as much as Rahul can meet farmers and tell them about his movement, it can prove to be very beneficial in terms of the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024.
In fact, Rahul Gandhi had started cultivating political equations from Delhi itself. Rahul Gandhi not only wrote a letter to Jayant Chowdhary, but also gave a big message to the farmers of western UP and Haryana when he visited the mausoleum of farmer’s messiah Chowdhary Charan Singh in Delhi. Apart from this, the way the farmers in Haryana have walked on foot with the leaders, there is a risk of reaching Punjab. After this it has to be seen how much Rahul Gandhi can win the hearts of the farmers. PLC/GT