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Why Karnataka will probably be acid check for Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra | India Information

NEW DELHI: Of the 12 states and two Union Territories (UTs) that the three,570-km Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) being led by occasion chief Rahul Gandhi will cowl in 150 days, it has already traversed 9 states and one UT. However it could be solely Karnataka the place the true check of the yatra would happen.
The yatra, which was flagged off at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, has handed by way of 46 districts in Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana thus far. It reached Delhi on December 24 and, after a nine-day break from the subsequent day, it would resume its journey on the 109th day on January 3.
The yatra will probably be in Uttar Pradesh from January 3 to five, in Haryana once more from January 6 to 10, in Punjab from January 11 to twenty, in Himachal Pradesh on January 19 and within the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir from January 20 to 30.
The yatra will culminate in Srinagar with a flag-hoisting occasion on January 30, the seventy fifth dying anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Ever for the reason that yatra has been launched, all senior Congress leaders together with Rahul Gandhi and basic secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh had been saying that it’s not associated to elections – both meeting or parliamentary.
Congress’s new stand on BJY vis-a-vis elections
Nonetheless, they tweaked their stand after the Congress’s victory within the recently-held Himachal Pradesh meeting election. They attributed the occasion’s win, amongst different elements, additionally to the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
They selected to disregard the BJP’s historic victory in Gujarat although. Rahul Gandhi didn’t even marketing campaign in Himachal Pradesh although he addressed two election rallies – in Rajkot and Surat – on sooner or later in Gujarat.
For the primary time on Monday, the occasion formally admitted that the yatra’s “main achievement was to unite India”, it could have an effect on elections and that it could profit from the train.
Speaking to media individuals in Delhi, Congress basic secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal stated, “We didn’t begin this as a political yatra. Mainly the Congress occasion and Rahul Gandhi himself stated this yatra is past politics. We’re taking over problems with the nation like unemployment, value rise and divisive politics of the BJP. These are the principle slogans of this yatra. However definitely this may turn into a political motion.”
Venugopal additionally stated, “Definitely each programme will have an effect on a political occasion. However clearly this programme is likely one of the greatest programmes which the Congress occasion or some other political occasion has achieved on this nation. There will certainly be electoral affect additionally. However our motive is to not make electoral affect by way of this yatra. However naturally the occasion will probably be benefitted out of it.”
BJY’s litmus check in Karnataka
Of the 12 states and two UTs to be coated by BJY by January 30, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana will go to polls in 2024.
Tamil Nadu and Kerala will face meeting elections in 2026. Polls could be held in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in early 2027. Himachal Pradesh will witness election nearly 5 years later in November 2027.
4 states of Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Rajasthan will go to polls this yr.
Nonetheless, meeting election in Karnataka would seemingly be held in Could this yr whereas that in Telangana, MP and Rajasthan in November-December.
Jammu and Kashmir might also go to polls together with Karnataka. However that’s underneath the realm of conjecture.
Subsequently, Karnataka could be the primary state from the place the Bharat Jodo Yatra had handed and which might face election. Jammu and Kashmir is perhaps the opposite one.
The true check of BJY will, due to this fact, be seen in Karnataka.

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