The Congress on Saturday hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for accusing the Bharat Jodo Yatra of not following Covid protocols. Congress leader Pawan Khera while addressing a press conference in New Delhi also alleged that the BJP had tried to obstruct the Kanyakumari-to-Kashmir foot march several times.
Hailing the Yatra, Khera said, “Bharat Jodo Yatra reached Delhi on the 108th day and this is a very spiritual day among all religions. The BJP had tried to provoke the Bharat Jodo Yatra several times. Sometimes they used fake videos, WhatsApp messages.”
“No SOPs were in place when Covid resurfaced but now since Rahul Gandhi is taking out the Yatra, they (BJP) say we (Congress) are violating it. I understand the BJP is shocked how BJY has reached Delhi,” he said.
“They (BJP) are so concerned, why don’t they stop their yatra in Rajasthan,” he asked.
Earlier, Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur targeted the Bharat Jodo Yatra. “Covid cases rising in China,Korea and Japan but Congress is bothered about only one family. It’s time to follow Covid protocol. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi, did he or other Congress leaders who came in contact with Himachal Pradesh chief minister, who tested positive, isolate or get tested?” he asked.