In Assam, Rahul Gandhi attacks Himanta-led BJP govt: ‘Most corrupt in India’

The Assam leg of the march, which began on Thursday morning, will continue till January 25. It will travel 833 km in 17 districts.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dubbed Himanta Biswa Sarma-led BJP government in Assam as the “most corrupt” in India. Soon after Congress’s ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ entered Assam, Gandhi hit out at the ruling BJP and its ideologue Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for “spreading hatred and looting public money”.

Addressing party workers at Halowating in Sivasagar district, Gandhi said, “Perhaps, the most corrupt government in India is in Assam. We will raise the issues of Assam during the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’.”

The 6,713-km-long march, led by the Congress MP, commenced from Manipur on January 14 and will culminate on March 20 in Mumbai. The Assam leg of the yatra will continue till January 25.

The ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ is scheduled to cover 110 districts in 15 states.