Hours after Congress communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh suggested that sudden action regarding a Covid surge in the country is a ploy to disrupt the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the pan-India foot march, directly said the Health Minister’s recent letter to him to halt the march if Covid protocols are not being followed is an excuse.
“This yatra will travel till Kashmir. Now they (the BJP) have come up with a new idea. They wrote a letter to me saying Covid is coming, so stop the yatra. Look, now excuses are being made to stop the yatra. Wear masks, stop the yatra…these are all excuse. They are scared of the strength and the truth of this country,” he said while addressing the media in Haryana’s Nuh.