Revanth Reddy to join Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Manipur on 14 January

After participating in the Yatra on its first day, Revanth Reddy will return to Delhi and depart for Davos to attend the WEF summit.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 13, 2024 | 2:56 PMUpdatedJan 13, 2024 | 2:56 PM

Revath Reddy and Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Yatra

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, who is currently in Delhi, is expected to join Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra that will be flagged off in Manipur on 14 January.

According to official sources, Reddy was likely to meet AICC leader Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday, 13 January.

On Sunday, Revanth Reddy will leave for Manipur to participate in the yatra, that is being held ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha Polls.

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Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra would start on 14 January from Imphal, Manipur, and the route will pass through Nagaland, Assam, and then on to Arunachal Pradesh.

The yatra would then come back to Assam, and go on to West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, covering 15 states and 110 districts, 100 Lok Sabha seats, 337 Assembly segments, and 6,713 Km in 66 days.

Recalling the effect the Bharat Jodo Yatra — which began in September 2022 and ended in January 2023 — had had on people, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that this yatra would be an extension of the first walkathon, with the motto of social justice.

The Congress had earlier said that the east-to-west Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra would prove to be as impactful and transformative as the earlier south-to-north Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.

Jairam Ramesh, speaking to the media earlier, had said the yatra would be majorly a bus yatra.

He clarified that though the yatra was being led by Rahul Gandhi, all the INDIA bloc parties would be invited.

He further added that even civil society groups will be included, as they contributed immensely to the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

The yatra will be flagged off by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.

The Congress is taking out the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra as “the government did not give us the chance to raise our issues in Parliament”, Kharge said on 6 January, and added that “we will listen to people through this platform (yatra)”.

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kharge said unfortunate incidents have taken place in Manipur and the prime minister, who speaks everywhere and does photo sessions, has not visited the state.

Related: ‘Taking out Nyay Yatra as govt didn’t give us chance to raise issues in Parliament’: Kharge

WEF summit

After participating in the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra on its first day, Revanth Reddy will return to Delhi and depart for Davos to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit, sources said.

Reddy is also likely to discuss the issue of nominations for two MLC seats that fell vacant after the resignation of BRS MLAs Kadiyam Srihari and Kaushik Reddy following their election to the legislative Assembly last month.

The chief minister will be accompanied by IT and Industries minister D Sridhar Babu to the WEF, and senior officials will be meeting several industry leaders to pitch Telangana as an ideal investment destination.

(With PTI inputs)