“We Listen To People For 8 Hours And Speak 15 Mins”: Rahul Gandhi On Yatra
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, claimed on Wednesday that they walk for nearly eight hours each day and log an average distance of 25 kilometres. “We interact with people in between the Yatra. We hear people’s ‘mann ki baat’ for about eight hours and speak for about 15 minutes. Unlike PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’, we listen to what is on the mind of farmers, youth, women, labourers, and small-scale traders throughout the day,” he said.
During his Bharat Jodo Yatra, Mr. Gandhi made the comment yesterday at Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh.
“I am very happy today that we are taking our first step in Madhya Pradesh. We will have a lot of talks, will hug you a lot and try to understand the problems of the farmers and the people. The problems are different in every state and in every district,” he said.
“Our government was formed in Madhya Pradesh but they (BJP) bought our 20-25 corrupt MLAs,” added Mr Gandhi.
“We started this journey from Kanyakumari. When we started, people said India is 3,300 km long and one cannot travel on foot. But now we have come to Madhya Pradesh, we will walk about 370 km here. This yatra will reach Srinagar and our tricolour will be raised there, no one can stop it,” said the Congress leader.
According to Mr. Gandhi, this yatra has three objectives. “First and foremost, this is a response to the widespread fear, violence, and hatred in India. In addition, it fights against inflation and unemployment “Thousands of people, including young people, farmers, and the unemployed, will take part in this yatra, he continued.