Guwahati (Assam) [India], September 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika on Monday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra, saying that by the time the Congress leader will reach Kashmir, India will see a Congress Mukt Bharat.
Hazarika's remark came while he was responding to the clash between two groups of Congress workers during a meeting held at Rajiv Bhawan in Assam's Dhubri district.
"Looks like by the time he (Rahul Gandhi) reaches Kashmir, India will see a Congress Mukt Bharat," Hazarika said in a tweet while sharing a news clip of the clash.
Earlier on Monday, a clash between two groups of Congress workers broke out during a meeting to discuss the Bharat Jodo Yatra at Rajiv Bhawan in Assam's Dhubri district.
The incident happened in the presence of some leaders of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee.
A meeting was organized at Rajiv Bhawan, Dhubri to discuss the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Assam slated for November 1.
The local leaders dismissed the claims of any division within the party and said that some misconceptions prevailed.
"The Dhubri District Congress is not divided, we are united. But there are some misconceptions. We don't have any division over Bharat Jodo Yatra. During the discussion on Bharat Jodo Yatra, Assam, a group raised their allegations against the district president. Today's meeting is not the right place to raise such things. When they raised their issues some of our party workers opposed it and some untoward situations happened," said Congress MLA, Wazed Ali Choudhury.
The 3,500-km march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir will be completed in 150 days and cover as many as 12 states. From Kerala, the Yatra will traverse through the state for the next 18 days, reaching Karnataka on September 30. It will be in Karnataka for 21 days before moving north. The Padyatra (march) will cover a distance of 25 km every day.
Presently, the yatra is in Kerala and will enter Karnataka on September 29.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed the BJP-led centre and said that the BJP-RSS wanted his ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra to be divided.
The Congress leader also called out the division and alleged that BJP-RSS was "spreading hatred.""BJP-RSS wants this river (people at his rally) to get divided, wants residents to fight with each other. They want a river where if somebody falls, nobody picks him up and where everybody is alone. They run the country by dividing it and spreading hatred," said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
He also questioned the farmer loans and stressed that Bharat Jodo Yatra is against every injustice. (ANI)