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Yashwant Sinha to kick off India-Wide yatra today

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Jan 9, 2020, 1:13 am IST
Updated : Jan 9, 2020, 1:20 am IST

The former finance minister announced that he would commence his “Gandhi Shanti Yatra” from the Gateway of India on January 9.

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha
 Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha

Mumbai: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe through a sitting Supreme Court judge into the alleged state sponsored violence at JNU. Mr Sinha also urged the government to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and spoke out against the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The former finance minister announced that he would commence his “Gandhi Shanti Yatra” from the Gateway of India on January 9. The yatra is expected to conclude at the Raj Ghat in New Delhi on Jan. 30.

 

Addressing a press conference at the Mumbai Press Club, Mr. Sinha, who was accompanied by actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, former chief minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan and Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh, said that Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar would flag off and participate in the nationwide yatra on Thursday.

The Yatra is being supported by the Rashtra Manch, Friends of Democracy and Shetakari Jagar Manch, and would cover six states — Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajsthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The current economic situation and farmers’ issues would also be raised in the yatra.

 

“Since the country is experiencing trouble across educational institutions and the country’s financial condition is bleak, we are taking out a Yatra (march) to establish peace and harmony in the country,” the former minister asserted.

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