Bharat Nyay Yatra anchored in Preamble's first pillar: Justice
Rahul Gandhi-led 6,200 km yatra will begin in Manipur and end in Maharashtra, passing through 14 states, 85 districts
As the Indian National Congress prepare for its Bharat Nyay Yatra, party general secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a statement on social media that the yatra is anchored in the Preamble's very first pillar of Justice. The Preamble further defines it as 'justice, social, economic and political'. Ramesh added that the repeated assaults on India’s Constitution would not be allowed to succeed.
The Bharat Nyay Yatra is scheduled for 14 January to 20 March, covering a distance of 6,200 km.
Ramesh, who is also the Congress’ communication in-charge, posted:
'The Preamble to the Constitution of India, of which Dr Ambedkar was the prime architect, pledges to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the nation.'
He added, 'The Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Indian National Congress led by Rahul Gandhi — where he walked from Kanyakumari on September 7, 2022 till Srinagar on 31 January, 2023 — was anchored in our Preamble's pillars of liberty, equality and fraternity.'
The 6,200 km Bharat Nyay Yatra of the Congress will be led by Rahul Gandhi and flagged off by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on 14 January 2024 from Manipur and will end on 20 March in Maharashtra, it was announced. Its route passes through 85 districts across 14 states.
'The Bharat Nyay Yatra is anchored in the Preamble's very first pillar of justice — social, economic and political. The repeated assaults on the Constitution will not be allowed to succeed,' Ramesh, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP from the Congress, added in this post.
His post comes after the party on Wednesday, 27 December, announced the Bharat Nyay Yatra.
- Rahul Gandhi
- Jairam Ramesh
- Mallikarjun Kharge
- Indian National Congress
- Indian Constitution
- Bharat Nyay Yatra