“Armchair critics”: Congress’s response to Himanta Sarma’s criticism of Bharat Jodo


The Assam state minister’s remark that Rahul Gandhi should travel to Pakistan in relation to the Bharat Jodo Yatra has triggered a verbal spat between the two parties, and Congress MP Jairam Ramesh hit back at him on Thursday. Before the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, the Congress is attempting to expand its national presence with “Bharat Jodo,” which is Hindi for “unite India.”

Himanta Sarma declared on Wednesday that the party’s mass contact campaign was “the comedy of the century” and that “the only time India was divided was in 1947 because Congress consented for it.”

The BJP leader tweeted, “Rahul Gandhi ji should go to Pakistan for Bharat Jodo Yatra if they want unification.” As was to be expected, there were many strong responses to the biting remark.

On Wednesday, Jairam Ramesh called the statement “outrageous” and claimed that Sarma was forced to make similar remarks every day to “show his commitment” because he had previously been a member of the Congress.

On Thursday when pressed for a comment, he once more launched a new attack. “I don’t want to squander my time refuting the claims made by the opposition. The senior Congress official was quoted by the news agency ANI as stating, “There will always be professional critics, armchair critics, individuals who will raise questions in India for everything you do.

Jairam Ramesh went on to say that the party is “focused like Arjun was focused on the fish when he went for Draupadi’s swayamvar,” drawing a comparison to the Mahabharata epic. Assuring the campaign’s successful conclusion is our sole goal at the moment, he continued.

Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajashtan, was one among the other Congressmen who attacked Himanta. “They spoke about a country without a Congress, but now that they are upset, they are talking about Pakistan and the Yatra. He was quoted by ANI as stating, “They should govern and care about inflation, unemployment.

The 3,700 kilometre foot march by the Congress will travel through 12 states and 2 union territories.