The Uttar Pradesh leg of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra has been rescheduled and shortened because of the ongoing UP Board exams.
UPCC chief Ajay Rai stated that the yatra would now enter UP on February 16 as a substitute of February 14, and exit on February 22/23 as a substitute of the sooner plan of February 27/28.
The yatra will skip western UP and as a substitute head to Bundelkhand. While a revised plan will probably be launched shortly, it can proceed with its main itinerary from Chandauli to Lucknow.
After coming into Chandauli, the yatra will head to Varanasi and traverse via Bhadohi, Prayagraj and Pratapgarh earlier than coming into Amethi.
Rae Bareli and Lucknow are the following stops.
As per the plan, the yatra will cowl Amethi and Rae Bareli on February 19. However, as a substitute of heading to Sitapur from Lucknow, it can now proceed to Kanpur after which to Jhansi from the place it could enter Madhya Pradesh.
There could also be inclusions between Kanpur and Jhansi.
“The alterations have been made in the wake of logistical issues. The places where cadres and organisers were supposed to stay are usually private schools or colleges which will now be reserved for the board exams, ” Rai stated.
The deletion of western UP from Rahul’s itinerary is critical because it comes quickly after RLD snapped ties with INDIA bloc.
The Congress now has very restricted presence in western UP and the get together additionally doesn’t have any chief of substance within the area.
“We do not want to send a message that Rahul’s presence in a particular area did not help us win seats, ” stated a senior chief