Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that there are differences in the opposition, but it will stand and fight together against the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Talking to reporters after the end of the padyatra under ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, he also said that on one side there is the attitude of Congress and on the other side there is attitude of arrogance and hatred of BJP and RSS.
On the question related to opposition unity, Rahul Gandhi said, ‘On what basis are you saying that the opposition has disintegrated. Opposition unity comes after dialogue and a point of view. It is not correct to say that the opposition is scattered. There are differences… but the opposition will stand together and fight”
He said, ‘It is a fight of ideology. On one side there is ideology of BJP and RSS, on the other side there are non-BJP and non-RSS forces.’
He has made this comment when the Congress has invited more than 20 opposition parties for the closing ceremony of the Yatra on Monday.
However, many parties have expressed their inability to participate in it. In the context of the visit, Rahul Gandhi said, ‘I got to learn a lot. Met millions of people. The aim of the yatra was to unite India, it was a yatra against hatred and violence. Tremendous response has been seen”.
He also said, ‘The voices of farmers, labourers, unemployed youth were heard. For me it was probably the most beautiful experience of life.
‘Rahul said,’ This visit has given an alternative perspective. BJP RSS has given an attitude of hatred and arrogance. Now there are not only these two ways in front of India, there are also ways to live”.
He also said that the full statehood of Jammu and Kashmir and the democratic process should be restored.
Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra will conclude on January 30 in Srinagar after covering a distance of 4,080 km.
The yatra, which started from Kanyakumari on September 7, passed through 75 districts of different states across the country.