Vipin Srivastava, Bhopal: Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra focused on tribals on Thursday, the second day of his entry in Madhya Pradesh. He reached Baroda Ahir, the birth place of tribal leader Tantya Mama and offered garlands to the statue of Tantya Mama. After this he reached the tribal assembly where he was given a jacket with tribal traditional dress, wearing a cap, bow and arrow.
While addressing the tribal meeting with the slogan of Jai Johar, Rahul Gandhi said that Tantya Mama is not only a person but a thought and an ideology. Due to this thinking and ideology, I have come here today, Tantya Mama is known as fearlessness, struggle, revolutionary. Tribals are the real owners of this country, he said that BJP called tribals forest dwellers, behind this they have a different thinking. For this, BJP should apologize to the tribals.
Targeting the ideology of RSS
Rahul Gandhi said that Tantya Mama was hanged by the British and the ideology of RSS helped the British, the whole of India knows this, while the Congress chased away the British and the RSS stood with the British.
BJP should apologize to tribals for saying the word ‘vanvasi’
Rahul Gandhi said that PM Modi used a new word Vanvasi in his speech, while the thinking behind the tribal is that you are the first owner of the country, you have rights on water, forest, land, but you and your children have more rights. Should be given, while forest dweller means to be confined to forest and forest only, you have no right outside forest, BJP is giving forest to industrialist, forests are being cut.
If your daughter wants to become a doctor-engineer, then she should get full help. Because you deserve it. You should have your work first. Means the forest is yours, but rights should be given outside the forest as well.
He further said that when BJP governments privatize schools and colleges. If you hand over to industrialists, your children cannot get education. When your families need a hospital, they cannot go there.
BJP closes the public sector. When Railways works to privatize BHEL, it directly hurts the tribals. First of all, BJP should apologize for the word Vanvasi. The word Vanvasi is the word to eliminate you and the tribal is the word to make you the real master of India.
Most atrocities on tribals in MP
Rahul Gandhi said that if our government comes, we will give you your rights. Rahul Gandhi also said that maximum atrocities on tribals are happening in Madhya Pradesh. We do not want such a state, we want a state which gives respect and protection to the tribals.
Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh started from Borgaon in Khandwa on the second day today, for the first time Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and husband Robert Vadra were also present in the yatra with Rahul Gandhi. During this, a large number of Congress leaders including former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot also continued to walk with Rahul Gandhi.