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Congress Celebrates Bharat Jodo Yatra Anniversary without Rahul, PM Modi in Jakarta

Rahul Gandhi’s International Trip and Hunger Strike in Maharashtra

  • Rahul Gandhi is currently in Brussels and plans to meet Members of the European Parliament.
  • In Maharashtra, people are closely watching Manoj Jarange Patil, a Maratha activist who is on a hunger strike.

One-Year Anniversary of Rahul Gandhi’s Long Journey

  • A year ago, Rahul Gandhi started a 136-day, 4,000-km journey across India.
  • It’s unclear what the Congress achieved from this journey and how it will affect the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
  • Today, Congress marks the yatra’s one-year anniversary, but Rahul Gandhi is not present as he is in Europe.

Congress’s Plans for the Day

  • Congress plans to hold foot marches in 722 places across India.
  • Members of the Congress Working Committee, state Congress presidents, and Congress Legislature Party leaders will participate in these marches to convey the yatra’s message.
  • The small yatras will end with Bharat Jodo rallies in different districts.
  • There’s no confirmed date for a second nationwide yatra, but it might happen closer to the Lok Sabha elections, possibly after the five state elections in November-December.

Rahul Gandhi’s Current Activities

  • Rahul Gandhi is in Brussels, Belgium, and is consulting with Members of the European Parliament.
  • He will also have dinner with non-resident Indians during his five-day Europe tour.

PM Modi’s Busy Schedule in Jakarta

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the ASEAN-India meet and East Asia Summit.
  • He has a packed schedule and will return to New Delhi in the evening.
  • Modi’s schedule is tight leading up to the G-20 Summit over the weekend.

Developments in Maharashtra

  • Maratha activist Manoj Jarange Patil will announce whether he will continue his hunger strike today.
  • Maharashtra’s Chief Minister has announced that Maratha community members with old documents from the Nizam era will receive Kunbi OBC caste certificates.
  • A committee has been formed to prepare the procedure for issuing these certificates.
  • The political impact of this government decision will be closely monitored, especially considering Patil’s hunger strike.
  • The Opposition is concerned about the potential dilution of the OBC quota, but a senior Cabinet Minister has assured this won’t happen.

West Bengal Assembly’s Discussion

  • The West Bengal Assembly will discuss the state’s foundation day.
  • On June 20, 1947, separate meetings were held by legislators who wanted Bengal to be part of India and those from areas that became East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
  • The Trinamool Congress (TMC) advocates celebrating Poila Boisakh (Bengali New Year) as the foundation day despite objections from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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