Rahul Gandhi

Chandigarh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, saying he should run the state from Punjab instead of being a “remote control”.

Addressing a rally during the Punjab leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra, the former Congress national president said, “Every state in India has a history, language, and lifestyle. Punjab should be run from Punjab only and not from Delhi.”

He said Mann should listen to the plight of the farmers and laborers of his state and work towards addressing them.

“I would like to say to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, that you are the CM of the state, and you should run the state from here. You should not come under Kejriwal-ji’s pressure. You should work independently by listening to the farmers and laborers of the state. You should not be a remote control in the hand of someone else,” Rahul said.

He had earlier attacked the Central government over inflation and unemployment.

“It is the farmers and laborers who are hit the hardest by inflation. Unemployment hurts the children of common people and not those of billionaires. We have, thus, started the Bharat Jodo Yatra to highlight and fight unemployment, inflation, and hatred,” he said.

“We knew this journey won’t be an easy one. However, 5-6 days into the journey, we were surprised at not getting tired. It is because we were being driven by your love and respect,” he said. Earlier, Monday, the Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed in Punjab.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which began on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, will end on January 30 with Rahul hoisting the tricolour in Srinagar.

By Archana

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