Bharat Jodo Yatra reaches Andhra Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi supports making Amaravati the capital of Andhra
Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress's India Jodo Yatra has reached Andhra Pradesh today by crossing Kerala and Karnataka. Soon after reaching Andhra Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi met the farmers of Amaravati and assured them of solving their problems.
The Bharat Jodi Yatra of Congress, which was taken out under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, entered Andhra Pradesh today. After Kerala and Karnataka, this journey reached Andhra Pradesh. The Yatra will continue till October 21 in Andhra Pradesh and will cover a distance of about 100 km in four assembly constituencies of Kurnool district. The foot march will cover Aluru, Adoni, Yemmiganur and Mantralayam assembly constituencies before entering the neighbouring state of Telangana.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday supported the demand of Amaravati farmers as he reached Andhra Pradesh. He said that Amaravati should be developed as the only state capital of Andhra Pradesh. A delegation of Amaravati Joint Action Committee (JAC) leaders met Rahul Gandhi in Kurnool and asked him to come before farmers and other sections of the people after the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) decided to develop three state capitals. told about the problems.
JAC leaders, along with farmers and local farmers displaced by the Polavaram project, met Gandhi at his camp. Later, addressing a meeting at Minikurti village, Gandhi said that the Congress would stand with the farmers of Amaravati. He said that the farmers gave up their lands for the development of the state capital in the hope of a better future, but they were betrayed by the decision of the three state capitals.
The Congress leader also called for a solution to the problems of onion farmers. He reiterated that if voted to power at the Centre, the Congress would give special category status to Andhra Pradesh as promised in 2014. Gandhi said the BJP has gone back on the promise made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act. He also criticized the BJP for dividing the country. He said that Congress is fighting against the divisive politics of the BJP.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's India Jodo Yatra entered Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. Party leaders and workers gave him a warm welcome. The yatra reached Halharvi in the Kurnool district from neighbouring Karnataka. Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) chief S. Shailjanath, working president N. Tulsi Reddy and other leaders received Rahul Gandhi at Kshetragudi on the inter-state border.
Amid tight security, the Congress MP along with other leaders and hundreds of supporters began a foot march from Halaharavi Ram temple in the Aluru constituency. Carrying party flags and national flags, the participants enthusiastically marched along with their leader. The Yatra halted at Aluru for afternoon rest. In the evening, Rahul Gandhi addressed a street meeting at MPP School in Minikurthi village. Tomorrow he will address a public meeting in Adoni.