Bhopal: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, her husband and son on Thursday joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra for the first time. The Yatra led by Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala, Rahul Gandhi, entered Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. In Madhya Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi began his march from Borgaon in Khandwa district. Priyanka Gandhi, her husband Robert Vadra and her son Rehan were seen matching steps with Rahul Gandhi.
On the way, the Congress workers raised slogans in support of Rahul Gandhi, but the police were seen making efforts to prevent them from doing so. As the day slipped past, the number of people taking part in the Yatra swelled.
Former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot was also seen walking with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was aggressive after a Congress leader from Bhopal, Anshul Trivedi, had made a statement during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Trivedi said on Thursday that when some people were spreading an ugly and violent form of Hindutva, Rahul Gandhi was conveying the message of love.
The statement sparked anger among the top BJP leaders who tore into the Congress. State BJP president VD Sharma said the friends of Rahul Gandhi had offended Hindutva. They are “calling Hindutva an ugly face” and Rahul Gandhi has launched his Yatra against it, Sharma said.
People across the world respect Indians for following the Hindu philosophy of life, but the Yatra is targeting it, he said. Besides Sharma, the BJP’s social media cell made Trivedi’s video viral and railed at the Yatra.
Minister Vishwash Sarang, legislator Rameshwar Sharma and many other BJP leaders have put a question mark on the purpose of the Yatra on the grounds of Trivedi’s video clip.
On the other hand, Trivedi said that he had nothing to comment on Sharma, who is a senior leader. He justified his statement, saying he had simply criticised the ruling dispensation not the Hindutva.