New Delhi, January 28
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking his intervention in ensuring adequate security to the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir.
His letter to Shah comes after the Yatra was suspended for the afternoon session on Friday following a “security lapse”, with the Congress alleging that the J and K Police had withdrawn security around its leader Rahul Gandhi in the wake of surging crowds during the foot march in Qazigund.
We are expecting a huge gathering to join the yatra over the next two days and also the function that will be held on January 30 at Srinagar. Many senior Congress leaders and leaders of other important political parties are attending the culmination function.
“I shall be grateful if you could personally intervene in the matter and advise the officials concerned to provide adequate security till the culmination of the yatra and the function,” the Congress president said in a letter to the home minister.