I used the term “nyay” in my yatra to represent how injustice breeds animosity in the nation: Gandhi Rahul

During his current yatra, Congressman Rahul Gandhi emphasized the value of “nyay” (justice) on Sunday and linked the nation’s growing hostility to systemic injustices.

Speaking to a group in Mohana, in the Gwalior area of Madhya Pradesh, he identified the maltreatment of farmers and young people, as well as social and economic inequalities, as his three main worries. The BJP has refuted every one of these accusations.

Gandhi criticized the negative impacts of policies like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetization, tying them to a spike in unemployment rates that he said were the highest in 40 years while making a short halt for his “Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.”

He said that “the note ban and GST have fanned extreme unemployment” and that “the unemployment rate was the highest of the last 40 years” at the time.

The Congress representative went on to say that India has a greater young unemployment rate than nations like Pakistan, which he attributed to government policies that hurt small enterprises.

Gandhi argued that injustice in the social and economic spheres, as well as injustice against farmers and youth, was the reason animosity was spreading across the nation as he started his second part of the yatra.

He was upset that troops were receiving less and less recognition and perks; in particular, he said that soldiers participating in the Agnipath program were losing out on vital assistance.

The Agniveers, who were enlisted by the military as a part of the Agnipath program, would no longer be granted martyrdom for giving their life in defense of the nation. He said that they would not get pension benefits or canteen amenities.

The Congress leader also emphasized how 73% of the population—which includes tribal people, Dalits, and Other Backward Classes—are marginalized and denied access to chances for business and government.

He attacked the national government for allegedly showing preference for businessmen over farmers and for waiving large debts for a small group of industrialists while ignoring the need for debt relief for farmers.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is one of the major social welfare projects that Gandhi emphasized has financial needs. It is important to use monies for public welfare instead of serving the interests of a select few.

He called attention to the substantial loan amounts that were written off for industrialists, which were financed by taxpayers, and he emphasized the cost that tax laws like the GST impose on the general population.

The Gandhi-led yatra, a large-scale outreach initiative in anticipation of the next Lok Sabha elections, made its way into Madhya Pradesh on Saturday afternoon via the Morena area. The districts of Shivpuri, Guna, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Ujjain, Dhar, and Ratlam will be traversed by it.

The Manipur-Mumbai yatra is slated to travel 6,700 kilometers across 15 states from east to west. It seeks to meet everyday people while bringing attention to the concept of “nyay” (justice).

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