Sonia Gandhi Hints Retirement; Says ‘Happy My Innings Could Conclude With Bharat Jodo Yatra’

Raipur: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi hinted about her retirement from politics by saying she was happy that her “innings could conclude with the Bharat Jodo Yatra”. She also described Bharat Jodo Yatra as “a turning point” for the party.

While addressing over 15,000 delegates on the second day of the party’s three-day brainstorming conclave in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur, Sonia Gandhi said, “What gratifies me most, is that my innings could conclude with the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The Yatra has come as a turning point. It has proved that the people of India overwhelmingly want harmony, tolerance and equality.”

“It has renewed the rich legacy of dialogue between our party and the people through mass contact programmes. It has shown us all that the Congress stands with the people and is ready to fight for them,” she added.

“I congratulate all party workers who have worked hard for the Yatra… I especially thank Rahul [Gandhi] ji, whose determination and leadership were crucial in the Yatra’s success,” Sonia Gandhi said.

“It ruthlessly silenced any voice of opposition. It has caused economic ruin by favouring a few chosen businessmen at the expense of all others. And most distressingly, it fuels the fires of fear and hatred against fellow Indians. It targeted minorities and ignored crimes and discrimination against them, against women, Dalits, and against Adivasis. It mocked Gandhi ji and through its words and actions shows contempt for our values and our constitution,” Ms Gandhi said.

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