On Sunday, Congress had a crucial steering panel meeting. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge with senior party leaders including Sonia Gandhi and KC Venugopal.
New Delhi: The Congress is planning a three-day plenary session in the second half of February, which was one of the topics discussed at the first meeting of the steering committee, chaired by new party chief Mallikarjun Kharge, on Sunday, according to a press briefing. The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which Rahul Gandhi has been leading since September, was also discussed by senior officials of the grand old party, including Sonia Gandhi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
“We have decided to launch a big campaign called ‘Hath se Hath Jodo Abhiyan‘ on January 26th.” This would be a two-month campaign that would include block-level pad yatra (foot march). During this time, the party will deliver a letter from Rahul Gandhi and a charge sheet against the Modi government. During this yatra, we will emphasize youth engagement strongly,” party leader KC Venugopal told reporters.
During the plenary session, Jairam Ramesh stated that the focus would be on young issues. “The Bharat Jodo Yatra will arrive in Rajasthan this evening.” Over 2,500 kilometers have been traversed so far, spanning seven states. “There are around 1,100 kilometers left in the journey,” he stated. The Kanyakumari to Kashmir yatra attempts to reestablish the grand old party’s connection with the masses ahead of the 2024 elections.
“We had a lengthy discussion about what comes next after the Bharat Jodo Yatra during the meeting.” What should be the next step? The unique program, ‘Hath se hath Jodo,’ has been arranged. This will be done at both the block and district levels. During the briefing following the important Congress meeting, Rahul Gandhi will highlight the achievements of the Bharat Jodo Yatra,” Jairam Ramesh remarked.
Kharge urged “top to bottom” accountability in the party during the meeting. The steering group meeting comes ahead of Parliament’s Winter Session, which begins in a few days.
Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to attend the parliamentary session.