“We don’t want to tell you about our ‘mann ki baat’ but to hear about your ‘mann ki baat’. We want to know about your pain. We want to share a vision of brotherhood and harmony,” former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Sunday said while addressing a large gathering at Khongjom in Manipur for the second leg of the Congress’s countrywide campaign, the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
Gandhi said that Manipur is an example of the politics of hatred and ideology spread by BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He assured that Congress will strive to bring back harmony and peace to Manipur.
Embarking on the second phase of his foot march across the nation, Congress former chief Rahul Gandhi said that the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is needed as the country is going through a period of “great injustice” and asserted that a vision of India based on equitability, brotherhood and harmony will emerge from the yatra.
“Question arises why Nyay Yatra? Because we are going through a period of great injustice in India- social, economic and political injustice’. Injustice against the people of Manipur, the traditions of Manipur, but also injustice across the nation,” he said.
“Lakhs were affected, and people got killed in front of family members. But the Prime Minister hasn’t visited Manipur to erase your tears, to embrace you. Maybe for him, Manipur is not a part of India, and your pain is not his pain,” he said.
“I had come to Manipur on June 29 last year and what I saw and heard then, I had never heard or seen. I have been in politics since 2004. But it was the first time I saw a collapse of governance in a state. Manipur is now divided with hatred spread in every corner,” Gandhi said.