Bharat Jodo Yatra ends: India will see new Rahul Gandhi: AK Antony
Thiruvananthapuram, January 30: As Bharat Jodo Yatra comes to an end, veteran Congress leader AK Antony on Monday said that as the nation is getting to see a new Rahul Gandhi. He will lead the fight against the forces spreading hatred and anger in the country.
While speaking at the programme organised by the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday, Antony paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 75th death anniversary. He further said that it was time to begin the "second phase" to weaken and defeat the divisive forces in the country.
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"As the Bharat Jodo Yatra comes to an end, India is getting to see a new Rahul Gandhi. A new Rahul Gandhi who will take care of the country and lead the fight against the forces spreading anger and hatred. It is time to begin the second phase. By that I mean, it is time to weaken and defeat the forces trying to divide the country through hatred and anger," the former defence minister said.
The Congress Party on Monday organised a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, with several other leaders from national and regional parties in attendance to mark the culmination of the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The rally was held at a stadium amid tight security and heavy snowfall.
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, was shot dead by Nathuram Godse on this day in 1948. January 30 is observed every year as Martyrs' Day.
- With inputs from agencies