Political leaders of main opposition Samajwadi Party and BSP had wished success to the Yatra in Uttar Pradesh through separate tweets, while the RLD had joined the Yatra
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra might have created quite a buzz during its Uttar Pradesh leg but parties say no political meaning should be attached to their leaders welcoming the march in the State, and that it would be premature to link it with Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Political leaders of main opposition Samajwadi Party and BSP had wished success to the Yatra in Uttar Pradesh through separate tweets, while the RLD had joined the Yatra in the State after receiving an invitation for participation.
RLD workers were seen at the Yatra which traversed through western region of the State, the stronghold of the party. However, RLD president Jayant Chaudhary was missing as he was out of the country at that time.
"The workers of the RLD welcomed the Bharat Jodo Yatra as Rahul Gandhi has set out to strengthen brotherhood against communal politics and the president of RLD Jayant Chaudhary also is convening 'bhaichara sammelans' all over UP for the same purpose," RLD national spokesman Anil Dubey said.
He said every leader or worker, who talks about 'bhaichara' or fights against communal forces will be welcomed by the RLD.
Mr. Gandhi was on a Yatra in Baghpat in western Uttar Pradesh where the tradition has been since the time of Chaudhary Charan Singh to welcome all guests and the Congress leader had come for a good mission so the RLD welcomed him, Dubey said.
However, Mr. Dubey said no political significance should be attached to their decision to welcome Mr. Gandhi.