Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi slams BJP at Bharat Jodo Yatra says BJP government is against SC ST communities


On Saturday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed a large crowd in Ballari, Karnataka, to mark the 1,000-kilometer mark of the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Rahul Gandhi claimed that "atrocities against SC-ST people have increased by 50%" in Karnataka, criticising the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"Why are there 2.5 lakh vacant government jobs in Karnataka? ...If you want to be a Police Sub-Inspector, you must pay Rs 80 lakhs. If you have enough money, you can purchase a government job in K'taka. You can be unemployed for the rest of your life if you don't have any money:" According to ANI, Rahul Gandhi stated.

Top Congress leaders, including Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan chief ministers Bhupesh Baghel and Ashok Gehlot, former chief ministers Siddaramaiah, Kamal Nath, and Selja Kumari, Randeep Singh Surjewala, and Digvijaya Singh, attended the Ballari event.

During a public speech, the congress leader stated, "We initially estimated 3500 kilometres. It is difficult to walk. However, once we started walking, it became very easy after a few days. It was as if a force from behind was propelling the journey forward."

After travelling 511 kilometres in 21 days, the Bharat Jodo Yatra arrived in Karnataka on September 30 and will depart on October 20. The goal of the yatra is to unite India against divisive forces.