Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: on January 14 Details censored
The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is scheduled to start on January 14. An old man hears while travelling to Imphal to receive his Provident Fund (PF), in other words, for crores of people like him, these news stories are mere stories, as they are aware that nothing is to change for them irrespective of whether the yatra will happen or not. However, the government plays its role when extreme circumstances demand it, such as recent floods in south Tamil Nadu, which resulted in an aid of Rs. 6,000 per family card. Aid is fine. But what is the point of this? It will be in the news for a few days, mumbles the old man.
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The old man doesn’t want to hear about the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra but he has no option as he is in public transportation. He learns it is scheduled to start on January 14 and end on March 20, covering 14 states in 85 districts. After a few minutes, he reaches his destination and walks towards the office. The office staff asked the old man to wait an hour to meet the respective officer.
Meanwhile, he comes across a usually young man in his 20s, the son of an influential person whom the old man doesn’t want to see for his objectionable behaviour towards elderly people. The young man notices and mocks him, but he keeps quiet because he has no other option. After a few minutes, he comes back to the old man and boasts how his task will be completed within a few minutes whenever he comes. He also tells him to learn from his father on “How to Grow in Life?” and leaves by heckling that his life is already over.
The old person turns to another man and says this is our fate; the other man nods in response. He then mumbles to himself, This is another politics like the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. He went back to his home after receiving his PF money. He switches on the TV to a different channel other than the news as he needs to shift his thoughts to other things, but as we say, the mind plays its games. He eventually switches to the news channel as per the demands of his mind.
His mind asks numerous questions in this urge to meet the demand; he switches to the news channel. Whereas the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra has focused on economic disparities, polarization, and dictatorship, he learns the yatra will start in Imphal (the capital of Manipur) and end in Mumbai. He then learns that the Congress general secretary in charge of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra has announced that the Yatra will cover Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, west Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharastra.
Further, he announced the yatra would involve bus travel in between walks. The old man learns the yatra is set to begin in Imphal, as the party has decided to heal the people’s wounds through this.
As he continues to listen, he gets to know the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, which represents the social, economic, and political justice of the country. His questions are answered regarding whether other leaders of the allied party are to join or not. Whether the Loksabha campaign is to be affected due to the Yatra or other details of the Yatra will be revealed to the media later. He then learns Congress is trying to utilize the Manipur clashes with the BJP government at the centre. Whatever it may be, nothing is going to change in our lives, says the old man, looking at his family members who were watching the news along with him.
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1. What is the objective of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra?
The objective is to highlight the social, political, and economic justice of the country. By building momentum and gaining media attention, the yatra is seen as a crucial initiative for the political party heading into the crucial upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The yatra aims to raise awareness about various social and economic injustices faced by different communities in India, including issues like poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and lack of access to basic rights. Ultimately, the yatra aims to contribute to a more just and equitable society for all Indians.
2. When and where is Yatra scheduled to start?
The yatra is scheduled to start on January 14 in Imphal, the capital of Manipur, and end on March 20 in Maharashtra.
3. Has the Congress taken historical reference for conducting this yatra?
Yes, Gandhi had also travelled when violence occurred in the past.
4. The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will cover how many states, and which are those?
The yatra is going to cover 15 states: Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.
5. Why was Manipur the starting point of the yatra?
On May 4, ethnic clashes broke out in Manipur, which killed hundreds and displaced thousands of people. Though the violence has come to an end, the trauma is still there. This is the reason Congress decided to start in Manipur so that they could heal the wounds of the people.