Restoration of democratic process, Statehood utmost priority in J&K: AICC MP Jairam Ramesh

Congress leader and former union minister Jairam Ramesh

Srinagar: Member of Parliament and General Secretary Incharge Communication, AICC, Jairam Ramesh Saturday said that the restoration of democratic process and Statehood are the utmost priority in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Bharat Jodo Yatra is not about the alliance between the political parties. It has nothing to do with the elections and other related process. The yatra is meant to make a platform for 2024,” he said while addressing a news conference today at PCC headquarters in Srinagar.

He said that the security arrangements unlike yesterday were adequate. He further added that the restoration of democratic process and restoration of Statehood is the utmost priority at present.

Ramesh further said that of total 136 days, Rahul Gandhi led yatra marched 4080 kilometers in 116 days in which the people from different walks of the life participated and extended their support.

In J&K also, the yatra was held in five districts each in Jammu and Kashmir while a main and culmination function will be held on January 30 and flag hoisting ceremony will be done at PCC headquarters in Srinagar. He further said that the main function will be held at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium here in Srinagar.

Meanwhile All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Saturday launched theme song of Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) in Kashmiri language in Srinagar.

The theme song of the Yatra in Kashmiri language was launched during a press conference at PCC headquarters in Srinagar.

Congress General Secretary Incharge Communication Jairam Ramesh said the theme song has been launched in nine languages so far.

Rahul Gandhi stops Yatra to pay tribute to CRPF jawans killed in 2019 Lethpora attack

Congress leader and Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi who is in the last leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir paid tributes to CRPF jawans killed in Lethpora attack in 2019.

An official said that Gandhi, who resumed his Yatra today from Awantipora, stopped his Yatra for a while at Lethpora and laid a flower bouquet at the spot where over 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a militant attack.

Gandhi resumed his Yatra today morning after a day’s halt due alleged security lapse in Qazigund area on Friday.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which started from Kanyakumari on September 7 will conclude in Srinagar on January 30 with Rahul Gandhi hoisting the national flag. kno

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