Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati want an “India of love” and the Congress has an ideological relation with them, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday.
“Hatred and love are diametrically opposite…But many people want to spread love. I know Akhilesh ji and Mayawati ji don’t want hatred. Rishta toh hai…” said Rahul Gandhi adding that he won’t comment on who will be joining the Bharat Jodo Yatra and not.
The comment comes as former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav recently said he will not join the yatra as the Congress and the BJP are the same.
Gandhi said that he was certain that all Opposition leaders support the Congress’ march. “But in today’s India, there are compulsions, whether political or otherwise,” he said. “So I do not wish to comment on who is coming [to the Bharat Jodo Yatra] and who is not.”
Several Opposition leaders, including MK Stalin from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Aaditya Thackeray from the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) and Kamal Haasan from the Makkal Needhi Maiam, have joined the march for brief periods of time.