Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday instructed the Assam Director General of Police (DGP) to register a case against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for “provoking crowd”, calling the ruckus during the Nyay Yatra “naxalite tactics alien to AssameseThese are not part of Assamese culture. We are a peaceful state. Such “naxalite tactics” are completely alien to our culture.
“I have instructed @DGPAssamPolice to register a case against your leader @RahulGandhi for provoking the crowd & use the footage you have posted on your handles as the evidence. Your unruly behaviour and violation of agreed guidelines have resulted in a massive traffic jam in Guwahati now,” posted on X by CM.
Congress supporters protest as cops halt Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. After denial of permission by Assam government to proceed through the prime routes inside Guwahati city, the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will now pass through the Guwahati bypass on Tuesday, Assam PCC leaders said. The Morigaon district commissioner has asked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to refrain from holding a street-corner meeting and a padayatra as a part of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra as miscreants may try to disrupt peace and tranquility in the district.
Speaking at the Guwahati city limits, Mr Gandhi said, “This is the same route Bajrang Dal walked, (BJP chief JP) Nadda ji’s rally was also taken at the same place. There was a barricade, we threw the barricade, but we will not break the law. Don’t think we are weak, it’s the power of congress workers.” The people of Assam, he said, are being suppressed. “My student interaction (in Meghalaya) was cancelled, the authorities were told not to allow students to meet me. Despite that, they came to meet me outside.”
Bharat Jodo Nyay is an ongoing movement led by the Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi which started on 14 January 2024 from Thoubal in Manipur and will end on 20 March 2024 in Mumbai spanning east-west of India. This campaign is aimed for the party’s electoral engagement across the breadth of the country and is seen as a strategy for the upcoming national elections. This political tour is a sequel to the Bharat Jodo Yatra.