Chaos broke out during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Guwahati, Assam, in a turbulent turn of events as the procession re-entered the state after its Meghalaya round.
Turmoil erupted on the tenth day of Rahul Gandhi’s Yatra when authorities denied him permission to visit Batadrava Than in the Nagaon district the previous day.
Reportedly, a major cultural dispute erupted in Assam on January 22, 2024, when Congressman Rahul Gandhi intended to travel to Batadrava Than, the birthplace of the venerated Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva.
Sarma expressed concerns about potential disruptions to law and order, particularly along sensitive routes that Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra was set to traverse through minority-dominated areas like Morigaon, Jagiroad, and Nellie. The Chief Minister emphasized that, despite their different cultural significance, Lord Ram and Sankardeva should not be perceived as being in rivalry with one another.
There was an argument between Congress workers and law enforcement officers on the route from Meghalaya to Guwahati. The situation reportedly got worse when State Congress leaders Bhupen Borah and Debabrata Saikia were hurt at the event, according to reports.
Moreover, leaders of the Congress party said that Bharat Jodo Nyay yatra at Jamugurihat, Sonitpur, was attacked by BJP workers. President Bhupen Kumar Borah of the Pradesh Congress sustained injuries. Jairam Ramesh claimed that an unruly group of BJP supporters attacked his car and tore off the yatra stickers.
Also, Rahul Gandhi claimed that 20 to 25 BJP workers carrying sticks stopped their bus near Nagaon. Mallikarjun Kharge, the chief of the Congress, stated that the BJP’s anxiety is the reason behind the attack on the yatra. The younger brother of the Assam chief minister is the district’s chief protection officer.
As the Yatra continues its journey across the Northeast, the Congress has expressed worries over general security and law and order.