The Bengal leg of the Congress’ ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ was flagged off by state occasion chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from Ganga Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district on Wednesday morning.
The yatra which has been renamed as ‘Sagar Se Pahar Tak’ within the state is scheduled to maneuver via round 800 km in numerous districts of the state and finish at Kurseong in North Bengal on January 23, the start anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Chowdhury additionally stated the Bengal leg of the yatra is open to all anti-BJP forces.
“(Senior Congress chief) Rahul Gandhi had invited the Trinamool Congress to be a part of the Bharat Jogo Yatra. An invite letter was despatched to their ground chief in Parliament, Sudip Bandyopadhyay. However, they selected to not be part of.
“However, we from the state Congress have not invited the TMC to participate in our rally,” Chowdhury had advised reporters in Kolkata on Tuesday.
He stated the WBPCC has not despatched invitation for the yatra to the CPI(M) or some other political occasion both.
“But, our invitation is open to all who believe that there is a need to remove the BJP from power. This is a movement against dictatorship,” he asserted.
The Kanyakumari-to-Kashmir yatra, a mass contact initiative of the Congress that began on September 7, has thus far lined a number of states, together with Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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