In Jorhat, Assam, a FIR was filed against the organizers of the “Bharat Jodo Naya Yatra” for allegedly going off the approved route. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, led the Bharat Jodo Naya Yatra, which arrived in Jorhat, Assam, on Thursday, but things didn’t go as planned. According to news agencies, the Johar police have filed a formal complaint against the yatra for taking a different route in the town of Jorhat, Assam. The Bharat Jodo Naya Yatra and its principal organizer, KB Byju, were the targets of a formal complaint filed on Thursday, according to police, for allegedly straying from the approved route within Jorhat town in Assam.
According to reports and citing officials, the march turned away from KB Road as allowed and instead went through the town, creating a chaotic situation nearby. A senior police official stated that the sudden influx of people caused a situation akin to a stampede, with some individuals even falling. According to reports, the Jorhat Sadar Police Station has filed a Suo-mot FIR against the Yatra and its chief organizer. But Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia, dissatisfied with the Assam police’s move to file a formal complaint, claimed that the FIR was a ruse to erect needless barriers in the way of the Yatra. The PWD point’s traffic diversions were not manned by any police, the route was insufficient, and there was a sizable crowd.
We had a large group, and the designed route was insufficient. Himanta Biswa Sarma continued, saying he now wants to sabotage the Yatra because he is afraid of its success on the first day (in Assam). Notably, Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Naya Yatra began on January 14 in Manipur and will end in Mumbai on March 20. The Naya Jodo Yatra is scheduled to travel 6,715 km in 67 days, visiting 110 districts across 15 states. There were no police officers stationed at the PWD Point’s traffic diversion. For that reason, we took a quick diversion of a few meters.
The goal of Congressman Rahul Gandhi’s second yatra in just over a year is to increase political momentum ahead of the approaching Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi asserts that his goal is to establish a just and peaceful society in opposition to the BJP’s emphasis on monopoly, violence, and halting.
The 6,713-kilometer Baharat Jodo Naya Yatra, which connects Manipur and Maharashtra mostly by bus, represents a calculated attempt to travel through important areas in the run-up to the elections. The trip, which is scheduled to take place over the course of the next two months, will pass through 100 Lok Sabha seats and 15 states before coming to an end on March 20–21 in Mumbai.