Himanta Biswa Sarma ‘spewing venom’: Bhupesh Baghel slams Assam CM on his ‘start Bharat Jodo Yatra in Pak’ remark
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on September 7 took a pot shot at his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma for his recent statement on Congress party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. He said Sarma has been spewing venom these days and must have visited the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office.
"He is spewing venom. He must have visited the RSS office and seen 'Akhand Bharat's map. BJP says Muslims to be sent to Pakistan as well as the country to be merged for 'Akhand Bharat'. What does it mean to send them and merge later?," he said as quoted by ANI.
This comes after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a jibe at Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra which was kickstarted on today and said that the party should conduct this campaign in Pakistan if "they want to start the campaign," while stressing that "India is connected and united."
Sarma said that India was divided in 1947 and there is no benefit to start the Bharat Jodo Yatra in India.
In what is being seen as a Congress' "masterstroke" to take on the Narendra Modi government in the upcoming 2024 elections, Congress is launching the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' on Wednesday in which Rahul Gandhi will start the 3,570 km journey lasting about 150 days from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.