Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir): Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut on Friday joined the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kathua district for the Jammu & Kashmir leg of the yatra.
Talking to the reporters, Raut said, “Bharat Jodo Yatra coming to Kashmir is a huge thing, in fact, the yatra should have started from here only to unite the nation. This is the only reason I came from Shiv Sena’s side because we want the nation to unite.” “I am not talking about political things but the scenarios and atmosphere of the country are changing currently and among all this, I look up to Rahul Gandhi as a leader who can raise his voice against all odds in the nation, he added.
When asked about one of the Congress’ remarks of not hoisting the flag at Lal Chowk but instead hoisting it at the party office because the chowk is part of the RSS’ ideology, Raut answered that he will not comment on anyone’s ideology because it’s their choice.
Further on being asked if people are getting connected to the yatra, Raut said, “Of course, people across the nation are getting connected to the yatra, they are coming out in support of Rahul and happily joining the yatra. Crowds are gathering in his support and people are joining.”
Earlier taking to his social media handle, Raut shared the complete schedule of his J-K tour in which he is scheduled to meet Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Sikh delegation on Friday evening.
On Thursday evening, the foot march entered Jammu at Kathua’s Lakhanpur area.
Supporters were seen carrying party flags and torch lights as the Yatra marched ahead later in the evening.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed his happiness on reaching Jammu & Kashmir for the final leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra.