December 12, 2022
NEW DELHI – On his 95th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi, a scion of Gandhi family, on Sunday, interacted with people and listened to their grievances when he started padyatra from Baldevpura village in Bundi district.
Representatives of Hadoti Kisan Union (HKU), Information and Employment Rights Campaign (IERC) and Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) apprised him of their grievances and accompanied the the yatra. HKU’s group raised the issue of a Sugar Mill in Keshoraipatan, which was closed down, and water canal supply only for the Kharif crop season.
Whereas IERC and MKSS told Gandhi on the subjects related to nomades and semi-nomade communities as the people of these workforce do not have any identity and Aadhar Card as they do not have any permanent residence because they are ‘Ghumantu’ (gypsies).
After closely walking and listening patiently to them, he asked the state Congress party President, Govind Singh Dotasara, to take up these issues with Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, and try to solve them.
In the morning session, after a 13-km padyatra, he left for Himachal Pradesh and attended the swearing-in ceremony of the new Congress government along with Congress President, Mallikarjun Kharge.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra released the film and criticised the Modi government on the issue of unemployment.
A short film “why not join” was released during a routine press conference, addressed by AICC Spokesman Jairam Ramesh in Bundi district.
The film depicts an engineering student’s plight and study that quotes a report of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the government’s own agency, carrying the figure of unemployment at 6.1 per cent in 45 years.
According to EMI’s data, 42 per cent of youth in the country are unemployed. As per the World Bank, India is number one in unemployment among the main countries of the world with an unemployment rate of 28.3 percent. At the end of the film, a call has been given to join the Bharat Jodo Yatra against unemployment.
This was the second film related to the campaign under the title “Why not join” BJY. The first film was released on 6 December that showed rising inflation and its problems by a lady character who finally decided to join BJY against inflation.