Former Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma on Tuesday rejected Rahul Gandhi’s offer to join his Bharat Jodo Yatra, and advised him to join instead Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to connect the country.
The BJP leader laughed at the idea of the Congress yatra entering the state on January 3 and said that those indulging in “Bharat todo” (breaking the country) are undertaking “Bharat jodo” yatra.
Dinesh Sharma has been invited to the Yatra in his capacity as a professor of Lucknow University.
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Congress is filled with “negativity” and this was clearly reflected in its opposition to annulling of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and its joining hands with the Indian Muslim league in Kerala, he said.
Sharma said he doesn’t have any information about invitation for the UP leg of the Congress yatra, which he came to know through media reports.
Sharma had served as deputy CM in the first Yogi Adityanath government.