Kharge questions PM Modi absence in Manipur amid the current situation.

In a press conference held in New Delhi, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting Manipur amid the ongoing ethnic violence in the northeastern state. Kharge questioned the Prime Minister’s priorities, highlighting his engagements in activities like beach visits, swimming photo sessions, and temple construction, while neglecting the pressing situation in Manipur.

Kharge accused the BJP government of using investigative agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and Income Tax (IT) to intimidate the opposition. He alleged that when individuals from the opposition are targeted, various cases are imposed on them, but if they join the BJP, their image becomes “clean.”

Referring to the suspension of 146 MPs during the winter session, Kharge expressed concern over the unprecedented move in the country’s history. He emphasized that the Congress is reaching out to the people through the upcoming ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra,’ led by party leader Rahul Gandhi. The Yatra aims to connect with NGOs, journalists, farmers, small traders, Dalits, backward classes, tribals, and the intellectual class.

Kharge highlighted the significance of the Yatra as a platform to convey the party’s views to the public and listen to the concerns and problems of the people. He unveiled the logo and slogan of the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra,’ scheduled to commence on January 14 from Imphal and cover 6,713 kilometers, spanning various constituencies, assembly segments, and districts, concluding in Mumbai on March 20 or 21.

Emphasizing the Yatra as a crucial step towards providing economic, social, and political justice, Kharge outlined the key issues the Congress will address during the journey, including inflation, unemployment, farmers’ problems, poor labor conditions, the increasing wealth gap, and the need for a caste census.