Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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On Tushar Gandhi participating in Bharat Jodo Yatra

Dear Madam,
While the picture of Tushar Gandhi, walking with Rahul Gandhi as a participant in the Bharat Jodo Yatra, not only delights the soul; his straight-forward sane humanitarian talks are also a matter of much pleasure.
Rightly has Tushar Gandhi drawn a stark contrast between the anti-poor mindset of those leaders who hide slums with clothes (or with walls) to avoid the “ugly sight” and the all-embracing stance of Rahul Gandhi mingling with the weakest strata of the society. By participating in the Yatra; Tushar has seen Rahul to possess the capacity to feel the pain of the poor (remembering him of Mahatma Gandhi), bearing the hallmark of a true leader.
Tushar Gandhi admits that he never imagined that he would have this experience in his lifetime! In this context, I wonder whether Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru had ever imagined in their lifetime that after 75 years of Indian Independence from foreign forces, their respective great-grandsons would have to march side by side in a Yatra to save India from internal assault upon it’s democratic secular and Constitutional ethos!
Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata.