Mumbai: Former Union Minister, Yashwant Sinha declared that he will stop ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ the moment the Central Government declared withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Sharad Pawar flagged off Yatra
It may be mentioned that on Thursday, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar flagged off a 21-day long Mumbai-Delhi ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ to be conducted by Yashwant Sinha. The yatra will pass through Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Sinha, 82, would campaign against and create awareness about the implications of CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the plight of farmers, the atrocities against women, the issue of youth and students, etc.
The flag-off by Pawar was attended by Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi President Prakash Ambedkar, senior Congress leaders like Shatrughan Sinha, Prithviraj Chavan, Ashish Deshmukh, Eknath Gaikwad, state minister Nawab Malik and a large number of activists from all the parties.
On the occasion, Ambedkar alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is trying to implement its agenda on the country and the people will have to struggle to save the Constitution and the country.
“This government is not likely to listen to the people. But this is a political struggle and must be fought on political levels only. I congratulate Yashwant Sinha for his bold decision to go on the ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ for the people of the country,” Ambedkar said.