Sharad Pawar to join Yashwant Sinha as he embarks on 3,000-km yatra against CAA, NRC today

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha’s ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ would cover more than 3,000 km — covering six states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. NCP chief Sharad Pawar will flag off the march.

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha is all set to lead ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ on Thursday in Mumbai to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country.

The ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ will commence from the Gateway of India in Mumbai on Thursday and conclude at Raj Ghat in Delhi on January 30.

Yashwant Sinha’s march would cover more than 3,000 km covering six states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Addressing a press conference at Press Club in Mumbai, Yashwant Sinha said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar will flag off the yatra and will also participate in it.

The rally is being organised under the banner of Rashtra Manch, a political platform launched by Yashwant Sinha in December last month. He was joined by a number of politicians, led by BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and former Maharashtra Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan.

The yatra is supported by farmers’ organisation Shetakari Jagar Manch.

Speaking on his yatra, Yashwant Sinha said: “Situation in all educational institutions and the financial condition of the country is terrible due to the Citizenship Amendment Act [CAA] and proposed National Register of Citizens [NRC] Act. The country is witnessing the disturbance and therefore, we are taking out a yatra [march] in order to establish peace and harmony in the country.”

Yashwant Sinha said he will also demand that the government should repeal the CAA and not bring the NRC.

Yashwant Sinha has also demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of Supreme Court into the violence at JNU that unleashed on Sunday. He termed the mob attack at JNU as ‘state-sponsored’ and said: “The probe should be conducted in all such cases of violence by a sitting judge and it should be completed at the earliest so that culprits can be brought to book.”

 

Source : https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/sharad-pawar-join-yashwant-sinha-embarks-yatra-caa-nrc-today-thursday-1635211-2020-01-09

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