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Congress Chief Writes To HM Amit Shah Over Assam Clash

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge raised severe concerns about Rahul Gandhi’s security during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Assam. In a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Kharge outlined alleged security lapses over the past days, prompted by clashes between Congress workers, led by Gandhi, and police in Guwahati. An FIR was filed against Gandhi and other Congress leaders, accusing them of criminal conspiracy and unlawful assembly.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma condemned the incident, calling it “Naxalite tactics” alien to Assamese culture. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh shared Kharge’s letter on Twitter, emphasizing the party’s concerns about an alleged “atmosphere of fear and intimidation” created by the Assam government.

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The letter urged Shah to intervene and ensure Gandhi’s safety, requesting the Chief Minister and the Director General of Police in Assam to take necessary measures to prevent further incidents. Kharge’s letter highlighted several alleged attacks on the yatra by BJP workers and accused Assam Police of inadequately securing Rahul Gandhi, a Z+ protectee.

The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, spanning 6,700 kilometres from Manipur to Mumbai, began on January 14. The Congress positioned it as a platform to oppose what they deemed to be the anti-people policies of the Narendra Modi government, including labour law handling and alleged misuse of central investigation agencies against opposition figures.

Kharge’s letter claimed that the Assam Police allowed BJP workers to breach Gandhi’s security, jeopardizing his and his team’s safety. The yatra aims to address social, economic, and political issues, uniting weaker sections of society. The Congress accuses the Modi government of oppressive policies, using the yatra as a platform to voice their opposition.

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