Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge expressed grief over the loss of lives due to cyclone Michaung in Tamil Nadu, and said the states affected by it must receive all assistance from the Central government.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that she will join the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra when it reaches the Union Territory next month for a “better India”.
Accepting the the Congress’s invitation to join the Yatra, the PDP chief said that it is her “duty to stand with someone who has the courage to challenge fascist forces”.
“I’ve been formally invited to join Rahul Gandhi ji for his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir today. Salute his indomitable courage & I believe it is my duty to stand with someone who has the courage to challenge fascist forces. Will be joining him in his march towards a better India, Mufti said in a tweet.
The Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra will reach Jammu and Kashmir on January 20.
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah is also expected to join Rahul Gandhi during the march.
Bharat Jodo Yatra on December 24 entered the national capital. The yatra, which has covered so far covered 10 states, is on a nine-day winter break and will resume on January 3 and will enter Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier on Monday, Mufti had praised the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Taking a swipe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) she said that the new government during the last 8 years has shaken all the foundations of this country and has made it weak, but Rahul Gandhi is out to save the foundations of the country.
“I salute Rahul Gandhi for launching this mass campaign that will save the foundation, culture and brotherhood of the country. He has gone to unite this country, to strengthen the heritage of this country,” said Mufti.