The Bharat Jodo Nay Yatra led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Assam is facing obstacles as the Hemant Sarkar takes steps to impede its progress. On Tuesday, near Guwahati’s capital, the police halted the Bharat Jodo Yatra at Khanapara, leading to a heated exchange between Congress members and the police. The situation escalated as the police used lathis on the Congress ranks. Rahul Gandhi raised concerns, questioning why the state government would object to his meeting with university students.
This follows an incident on January 22, where the state government prevented Rahul Gandhi’s entry into the Dev Satra temple in Assam’s Nagaon district. The Congress party expressed frustration with the government’s actions, and Rahul accused Hemant Sarkar of deliberate interference. There was particular dismay over the government retracting permission for temple darshan, initially granted on the 11th of the month but revoked on the 20th. The political tensions in Assam highlight the ongoing challenges faced by the Congress leader during the Bharat Jodo Nay Yatra.