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IAPI supports Bharat Jodo Yatra

IAPI supports Bharat Jodo Yatra

Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI) has welcomed the ongoing march started by the opposition Congress party in India. Bharat Jodo Yatra, aimed at uniting the country that is going through difficult times under a right wing Hindu nationalist BJP government, is gaining traction. The cofounder of IAPI, formed in response to growing attacks on religious minorities and political dissidents[Read More…]

by 21/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
 Bharat Jodo Yatra: Can it lead to opposition revival and save Indian republic?  

 Bharat Jodo Yatra: Can it lead to opposition revival and save Indian republic?  

Bharat Jodo Yatra undertaken by Rahul Gandhi is receiving a popular response and large numbers are seen joining it including eminent citizens. Currently it has passed through the states of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and currently in Maharashtra. The yatra has been interpreted in different ways – as that of protecting the idea of India, building the personal[Read More…]

by 21/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Putting the ‘Public’ back into the Republic – walking and talking with a man called Rahul

Putting the ‘Public’ back into the Republic – walking and talking with a man called Rahul

by Lalita Ramdas (with Ramu Ramdas)   By now many of you have seen countless images and video footage of the Yatra, of the growing crowds . And the figure of Rahul Gandhi – ruffled hair and increasingly unkempt and greying beard – walking, talking, laughing, dancing, hugging – seemingly tireless. So is this a carefully constructed charade – purely[Read More…]

by 19/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Bharat Jodo Yatra: Churnings in Indian Society and Electoral Challenges

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Churnings in Indian Society and Electoral Challenges

The humongous success of Bharat Jodo Yatra has brought forth many a dormant issues of Indian society and politics to the fore. While its title does hint to combat social divisions created along religious lines during last three decades, core issues of Indian society have come to fore. The problems of farmers, youth, rising prices, the worsening plight of Adivasis,[Read More…]

by 15/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Bharat Jodo Yatra And The March On Washington

Bharat Jodo Yatra And The March On Washington

The key messages of Bharat Jodo Yatra  are – “peace and nonviolence”, “against division and hatred” and the issue of “jobs and price rise”. These messages, strangely reminded me of Martin Luther King Jr and the March on Washington on 28 August 1963. The key slogans of that March were -“jobs and freedom”, “civil and economic rights” and  an “end[Read More…]

by 17/10/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Fly in the Ointment

Fly in the Ointment

I had hailed the Bharat Jodo Yatra as soon as it set out as a potential game-changer.It could catapult Rahul Gandhi out of his accustomed comfort zone,enable him to have direct contact with the masses,and make over his image as an inept political amateur.Most of which it has begun to accomplish according to media reports.It has brought back cheer and[Read More…]

by 17/10/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Bharath Jodo Yatra proffers new political optimism

Bharath Jodo Yatra proffers new political optimism

When Rahul Gandhi walked side-by-side with Late Gauri Lankesh’s mother, Indira and her sister, in BJP-ruled Karnataka during the Bharath Jodo Yatra, he demonstrated his will to take on the fundamentalists who killed Gauri Lankesh and several others in what was a dim period in Indian history. Rahul Gandhi’s tweet said: “Gauri stood for Truth. Gauri stood for Courage. Gauri[Read More…]

by 13/10/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Bharat Jodo Yatra and the Rebirth of Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra and the Rebirth of Rahul Gandhi

It has always been easy to critique Rahul Gandhi. By virtue of being the scion of the political dynasty that has given India three Prime Ministers, he has owed his prominence in Indian politics to the accident of birth rather than personal merit. His uneven, often ineffectual performance over the course of eighteen or so years in politics has not[Read More…]

by 11/10/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Rahul’s Major Political March Has Just Begun! 

Rahul’s Major Political March Has Just Begun! 

Decision of Congress stalwart Sonia Gandhi to join Rahul Gandhi’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra” for a day in Mysore is perhaps a symbolic but definite acknowledgement of the importance being given to this phase of march. It is possible, she may have stayed away if the yatra was not being applauded as a success. With Rahul earning laurels personally and politically,[Read More…]

by 08/10/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Is the political narrative changing?

Is the political narrative changing?

A few interesting and politically significant developments have taken place in the country in the last few weeks. One, for the first time in many years, it is the opposition which is setting the agenda, somewhat stunning the national ruling party, its IT cell and the Godi media which are struggling to respond and catch up. Such an equation hasn’t[Read More…]

by 07/10/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Bharat Jodo Yatra: Uniting India: Challenges

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Uniting India: Challenges

The Bharat Jodo yatra launched by Indian National Congress, under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi is getting tremendous response. It is as if the people were waiting for such an event to reaffirm their trust and faith in the composite Indian Nationalism. This Indian Nationalism has been undermined during last few decades in general and last few years in particular.[Read More…]

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Divided We Fall, Bharat Jodo !

Divided We Fall, Bharat Jodo !

by Harshavardhan Purandare and Sandeep Pandey The Congress party declared Bharat Chhodo (Quit India) movement against the British regime in 1942. The Congress party is now launching a movement Bharat Jodo (Connecting and Uniting India) against the Modi regime in 2022. Indian people have had a journey of 80 years since Mahatma Gandhi gave that Quit India call to the[Read More…]

by 20/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Rahul’s Yatra:- Politically Correct Move? 

Rahul’s Yatra:- Politically Correct Move? 

Would it be fair to assume that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has embarked on a politically correct path by deciding to undertake his “Bharat Jodo Yatra”? Against endless political problems encountered by Rahul and his party, perhaps it was imperative for him to take such a step. There is no doubt that he has eyes set on forthcoming parliamentary polls.[Read More…]

by 16/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
‘Bharat Jodo’ Yatra and Idea of India

‘Bharat Jodo’ Yatra and Idea of India

Indian National Congress (INC), the oldest party of the country is planning a Bharat Jodo Yatra from 7th September, from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, a distance of 3500 KM, passing through 12 states and two union territories. The yatra is being undertaken by an electoral outfit, still on 20th August nearly 200 social activists, who generally have no direct interest in[Read More…]

by 10/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Bharat Jodo Yatra Can Contribute Much to Communal Harmony, National Integration and Understanding Real Needs of People

Bharat Jodo Yatra Can Contribute Much to Communal Harmony, National Integration and Understanding Real Needs of People

One of the most important initiatives to be taken by any political parties in recent times, the 3570 km. Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, passing through 12 states and 2 union territories and spread over around 5 months, covering on average 22 km.  in 6.5 hours every day, has raised high hopes at a time of increasing problems.[Read More…]

by 10/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Some Off The Cuff Remarks On “Bharat Jodo Yatra”

Some Off The Cuff Remarks On “Bharat Jodo Yatra”

Rahul Gandhi’s bold new initiative has the potential to electrify the aggrieved and oppressed masses of India.Provided it is not a rehash of the ‘Karwain Mohabbat’ type march for spreading the gospel of love.In this divided and frustrated country where beneath the surface of patient suffering there is smouldering anger and resentment.From time to time there are explosions of fratricidal[Read More…]

by 10/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra: Which is the best way out?

Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra: Which is the best way out?

Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress Party has become a topic of much discussion in the media. The Congress has announced that it will organise a padyatra (foot march) which will start from Kanyakumari on 7th September and reach Kashmir in 150 days. During the padyatra, a route of about 3500 km will be covered through 12 states and 2[Read More…]

by 27/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India