Imphal: Congress party in Manipur celebrated the completion of Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra which culminated today at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) celebrated the occasion by hoisting the national flag in Congress Bhavan here at 10 am. The national flag was hoisted at all district and block level offices of the MPCC at 10 am simultaneously.
‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi culminated in Srinagar on Monday. The yatra led by Rahul Gandhi started in Kanyakumari on September 7 last year. The foot-march was 3,570 kilometres long and stretched for over 150 days.
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In Congress Bhavan here, MPCC working president T Manga Vaiphei unfurled the Tri-colour while singing the national anthem by the women volunteers of the MPCC.
Leaders and members of the MPCC attended the celebration.
MPCC president K Meghachandra, CLP leader and former chief minister O Ibobi Singh and former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam did not attend the occasion as they were in Srinagar to join the culmination event of the yatra.
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The yatra covered 12 states and two union territories, stretching over 3,570 km over a span of five months, said the MPCC vice president.
Talking to reporters, Vaiphei claimed that it was a successful yatra. He added that the yatra received overwhelming support from various sections of the society, political parties and the general public.
“It is indeed a big achievement for the Congress party,” he also said.
He added that the yatra was launched with a mission to protest against the “politics of hatred, intimidation, prejudice and failures of the BJP government,” and the historic yatra brought India together successfully.
It also strengthened the party (Congress), he claimed.
While celebrating the culmination of the yatra, the MPCC also observed the 75th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The MPCC working president led party leaders, members and workers in paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in the Congress Bhavan.