Kharge Raises Security Concerns for Rahul Gandhi in Assam Yatra, Writes to Shah

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Security Apprehensions Raised by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, highlighting serious concerns about the security of Rahul Gandhi during the ongoing Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Assam. The letter follows clashes between Congress workers and police on the outskirts of Guwahati, leading to the filing of an FIR against Gandhi and other Congress leaders.

Kharge alleged that the Yatra has faced multiple “attacks” by BJP workers, and he expressed dissatisfaction with the security arrangements provided by the Assam Police, despite Rahul Gandhi having Z+ security. The Congress leader urged Amit Shah to intervene and take necessary measures to ensure the safety of Rahul Gandhi and all participants in the yatra.

Bharat Jodo Yatra: A Nationwide Initiative by Congress

The Bharat Jodo Yatra, a nationwide foot march initiated by the Congress party, aims to address various social, economic, and political issues while fostering unity among the weaker sections of society. The Congress has positioned the yatra as a platform to voice opposition against the policies implemented by the Narendra Modi government.

Clash Details and Injuries Reported

During the recent clash, Assam Congress President Bhupen Kumar Borah and Congress leader Debabrata Saikia were reportedly injured. Top officials of the Assam Police were present during the incident, as the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra rally, led by Rahul Gandhi, sought entry into Guwahati city.

Congress Allegations Against Himanta Biswa Sarma Government

The clash occurred amid allegations by the Congress party that the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government in Assam was deliberately creating obstacles for the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, hindering its smooth progress. The letter from Mallikarjun Kharge emphasizes the need for immediate attention to the security concerns raised during the yatra.

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