DHUBRI- The Congress Party on Tuesday started a Bharat Jodo Yatra in Assam. The yatra started from Golakganj in Dhubri district and will be end at Sadiya in Tinsukia district. In the next 70 days, it will cover a distance of 834 km, a party leader said.
The yatra was flagged off from Golokganj in Dhubri district of western Assam by Congress general secretary in charge of Assam, Jitendra Singh. APCC president Bhupen Kumar Borah, Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi, and other senior leaders of the state unit were present.
“It is Congress’ collective response to save the country and the state from the divisive policies of the BJP. We launched the yatra from Golokganj and it will travel across Assam to finally reach Sadiya in the easternmost point of the state,” Borah said.
“The yatra will cover 5 of the 14 parliamentary constituencies in the state and 60 of the 126 assembly constituencies and we will interact with the general public and our grass root party workers,” Borah said ahead of the march.
From Dhubri, the yatra will pass through Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup, Guwahati, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia to reach Sadiya.
Before starting the yatra, party leaders offered prayers at a temple, satra, mosque, and gurudwara. The satra’ (Vaishnavite monastery) is located about 100 metres from the international border.