Will Rahul Gandhi’s long walk revivify congress ?

Will Rahul Gandhi’s plan to repeat what Mahatma did, be successful in 2022?

In a healthy democracy both the ruling party and the opposition have a responsibility to the country and surely the people will judge them in the discharge of that responsibility. ~R VENKATARMAN

Who is responsible for starting padayatras in India?

If we look at the modern history of India, then we come to know thatBIG AND LONG WALKS (PADYATRAS)have been of great importance. The most successful use of which, in politics was done by Mahatma Gandhi.

Indian politics is still largely influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s mannerisms, for Indian politicians leave no stone unturned to show themselves influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas. Undoubtedly, Mahatma Gandhi remains the brightest star in the sky of Indian politics to date.

The biggest question is, can government power be captured from the ruling party by Gandhian methods?

Will Rahul Gandhi’s plan to repeat what Mahatma did, be successful in 2022?

What is meant by Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra?

Bharat jodo literally means unite india .

Congress party is calling this yatra a movement and urging all the people of the country to join this yatra.

When did the Yatra start? Where will it eventually go?

Bharat Jodo Yatra will start from Kanyakumari, the last city of far south India and will go till Sri Nagar in Kashmir. During this, the passengers involved in the journey will cover a distance of about 3570 km in 150 days.


Congress party is the oldest political party in India. It was founded by an Englishman A. O. Hume. Congress played an important role in India’s freedom struggle. It had influence across the whole nation due to its large no. of members.
Mahatma Gandhi should be credited for transforming Congress from an elite Indian institution to a mass institution.

What is the purpose of Bharat Jodo Yatra according to Congress Party

Congress believes that the present government has proved to be a complete failure on every front.

Congress says that inflation is at the peak, there is no employment, and the divisive forces threaten the nation, in such a situation, the nation needs to be united and make a joint effort, this effort to unite the countrymen on this subject has been named as Bharat Jodo Yatra.

There are conversations taking place which talk about an increase in incidents of violence against minorities and women. Congress says that the policy interventions of the central government are focused only on maximizing profits and increasing their resources for their capitalist friends.
All these allegations are almost the same as in any other democracy of the world, the opposition party always keep accusing the ruling party no matter what.

What did Mahatma Gandhi gain from the BIG WALK ?

The most famous BIG WALK (padyatra) of Mahatma Gandhi was the Dandi march.
Mahatma Gandhi completed the journey of about 400 kilometers from Ahmedabad to Dandi in 24 days.

This trip had two purposes
@symbolic purpose
@ real purpose

Symbolic Purpose: Gandhiji broke the salt law of the British Government.
Actual purpose: – There were also some long term objectives of this Big walk . Some of these are mentioned below:-

  1. Mahatma Gandhi had become a well-known name in every house in India by the 1920’s, he knew that the media around the world would cover his Big walk and there was a possibility of creating an atmosphere against British imperialism infront of the whole nation.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi was also successful in giving a new fresh start to the independent movements all over India.

Congress party will get some benefit from Rahul Gandhi’s padyatra, it seems to be getting some success in connecting with the young voters of the nation, but whether this yatra will be able to leave any noticeable impact in the elections is rather doubtful.

Rahul Gandhi is travelling like a true Hindu to almost all the major temples falling on the route and is also trying to remove the label of Muslim appeasement on himself and the party, while promising the welfare of minorities to woo Muslim voters.

Mahatma Gandhi was completely successful in attracting the attention of the media of the whole world with his Big walk , while the Congress seems to be more or less unsuccessful in attracting the attention of the country as well as the media, the news regarding the Bharat Jodo Yatra rarely come in the headlines. The discussion of Padyatra seems to be limited only to social media.

Mahatma became a well known name of India during his Padyatra while Rahul Gandhi is facing challenges even within his party. Rahul can never be free from familyism, this is both his biggest weakness and strength.

My own belief is that if Rahul Gandhi had done this long walk 10 years ago, he could have achieved better results, it seems likely that Rahul will neither get any advantages from this walk nor will Congress be able to achieve something notice worthy.

Unfortunately, social media has artificialized mass movements in the present times. It is a polemical truth that politics has been simplified by modern technology, but this doesn’t mean one would foolishly expect miracles to happen.
Mahatma Gandhi’s movement was successful because it stood on Gandhi’s strong ideas, there was a unique harmony between Gandhi’s ideas and the ideas of the public, until Rahul succeeds in achieving this harmony, his success will remain questionable.

Bharat Jodo Yatra was organized by the Congress party in all the major cities of the country. One such event happened in Varanasi also, so I decided to have a closer look at the event.


After closely watching the Bharat Jodo Yatra of Congress in Varanasi and being a part of this yatra for about 5 kms, I can say one thing for sure, that is, that the Congress party has completely lost its mass base among the youth.

I have seen many political rallies, but nowhere have I seen such a tiny number of young people’s presence. The youth was surprisingly absent in the entire rally. I did see few of them but they had come with their fathers and grandfathers, the whole rally seemed like a carnival of senior citizens, this sign is no less than an alarm bell for the Congress, Congress needs to make concerted efforts to extend its reach to the young supporters or Congress will be seen struggling for its existence after a couple more elections.

Why is social media an opponent of Gandhi.

Gandhi’s ideas have to be freed from the Gandhian mafia only then Gandhi’s ideas will remain meaningful.

Even after using the internet for about fourteen- fifteen years, I used to stay away from social media. (Facebook,twitter, whats app) The virtual world through social media. About two years ago, I also made my account on social media under pressure from friends. Last year I noticed Gandhi Jayanti, social media is full of jokes,( vulgar jokes) on Gandhi ji. It was amazing to me, it made me think a lot.


Gandhi Ji repeatedly said that my idea is not new. Ahimsa(Non-violence) was not even a new idea, it was just a reflection of the thousand-year tradition of Hinduism. Gandhi’s non-violence philosophy was a link in the series of Hindu philosophy, Gautam Buddha, Mahavir, Swami, Emperor Ashoka,Swami Vivekananda.

“Om. May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.May peace reign all over this earth, in water and all herbs, trees, and creepers.May peace flow over the whole universe.May peace be in the Whole Universe. And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.Om peace, peace, and peace to us and all beings”! (Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India.)


“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

As I am, so are these.

As are these, so am I.’

Drawing the parallel to yourself,

Neither kill nor get others to kill”.



“Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings”.

“Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion”.

Mahavir Swami

Swami Vivekananda (addresses at the parliament of religions, Chicago 11th September 1893)

“I AM proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: “As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.”

So was social media opposing thousands of years of Hindu tradition, religion, culture?

Actually, it was not opposition to Gandhi, it was opposed to the fake industry running in the name of Gandhi.

This protest was against the corrupt system running in the name of Gandhi. The corrupt, political opportunists never hesitated to use Gandhi’s miraculous personality for his own benefit while he was alive.

Jawaharlal Nehru, whom Gandhiji described as his political successor while he was alive, cleverly took advantage of Gandhi. Gandhi could never support any murderous government. At the same time, Nehru did not get tired of glorifying assassins Lenin, Mao, Stalin in his books. (The discovery of India, Glimpses of World History) Why these contradictions? Gandhi was against any imperialism, and imperialist ideology, while Nehru was a staunch supporter of communist, imperialist ideology.

This is why Mahatma is called Mahatma, he was a person of big heart, Gandhi did not feel bad about Nehru’s attachment to communist ideology, he said that “Nehru can be communist personally, but he will not impose their thinking, on the party, it is my belief “.It would not be an exaggeration to say that Nehru was a supporter of communist imperialism since 1927.

The third communist international founded in Moscow in March 1919, set itself “the goal of fighting, by every means, even by force of arms, for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie and the creation of an international Soviet republic”.

At the congress of the people of the East, convened at Baku in 1920 to promote the colonial revolution, delegates excitedly waved swords, daggers, and revolvers, in the air when Zinoviev called on them to wage a jihad against imperialism and capitalism. ( Even today these methods are prevalent among terrorists)

Nehru participated in the conference organized by the Communists in 1927 Brussels, and in the same year, he also went to the Soviet Union.

Nehru wrote the following about that period “We began a new phase in our struggle for freedom in India at about the same time as the October Revolution led by the Great [Lenin]. We admired Lenin whose example influenced us greatly.”

In 1921-22, millions of people died of starvation in the Soviet Union. Another severe famine occurred in 1932-1933. The communist government was solely responsible for this famine. Stalin, the disciple of Lenin, left the farmers and laborers to die in this famine and took full advantage of there deaths. Millions of people were dying on the roadside and Nehru was seen heaven in Russia (Soviet Union).

In fact, Nehru was a clever man who only looked after his own interests. To say that Nehru was also opposed to familyism, but what is the truth?

Glimpses of world history: ———– “Some old inscriptions from south India tell us how the members of the panchayats were elected, their qualifications and disqualifications. If any member did not render accounts of public funds he was disqualified. Another very interesting rule seems to have been that near relatives of members were disqualified from office. How excellent if this could be enforced now in all our councils and assemblies and municipalities.” (Jawaharlal Nehru). It’s easier to preach than really act.

At that time the means of information in India were very limited, due to which Nehru had no problem in playing his dirty game. Nehru used to chant Gandhi’s non-violence among the general public in India, and start chanting Lenin’, Stalin, outside the country or among the intellectuals? (Marxists gang)of the country.

Communists of India were all agents of Russia.

When Stalin ( Hitler) broke the pact and joined Britain and Russia, the Communists of India became opponents of Hitler and allies of Britain overnight.

When the British ruler was trying to crush the nationalist movement with the help of Indian communists, Nehru was trying to reduce the influence of nationalists like Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel on this occasion.

The family’s relations with Russia remained very cordial, which was later revealed.

Mitrokhin Archive:- also questioned the Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi, about the money transactions and (K.G.B.) role.In 1994. A world-renowned journalist and “Thesis writer on K.G.B YEVGENIA ALBATS” (Wrote Her thesis as a book: THE STATE WITHIN A STATE: THE K.G.B AND ITS HOLD ON RUSSIA-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE)Referring to the files of KGB in this book, it was told that: a letter signed by Viktor chebrikov who replaced Andropov as head of the k.g.b in 1982 noted: the u.s.s.r k.g.b maintains contact with the son of premie- minister[rajiv-gandhi]R. Gandhi expresses deep gratitude for benefits accruing to the prime minister’s family from the commercial dealings of an Indian firm he controls in corporations with soviet foreign trade organizations. R.Gandhi reports confidentially that a substantial portion of the funds obtained through this channel is used to support the party of. R.Gandhi. (K.G.B archive,f.5,OP.6, por.no.12,d.i3i,t.i,1,d. 103-104 ).

Gandhi’s philosophy was disgusted by a family in his selfishness.

Apart from this, the Gandhians’ selected view on Gandhi, and its propagation, also became the biggest enemy of Gandhi’s ideas.

Vivekananda’s ideas had great influence in Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi’s journey to become a Mahatma. Gandhi’s views on conversion were absolutely the views of Vivekananda.

Vivekananda once said that:-THE LORD HAS DECLARED TO THE HINDU IN HIS INCARNATION AS KRISHNA: “I am in every religion as the thread through a string of pearls. Wherever thou seest extraordinary holiness and extraordinary, power raising and purifying humanity, know thou that I am there.

Science is nothing but the finding of the unity. as soon as science would rich perfect unity, it would stop from further progress, because it would reach the goal. Thus chemistry could not progress, because it would reach the goal. Thus chemistry could not progress farther when it would discover one element out of which all others could be made physics would stop when it would be able to fulfill its services in discovering one energy of which all the others are but manifestations and the science of the religion become perfect when it would discover Him who is the life in a universe of death. Him who is the constant basis of an ever-changing world. one who is the only soul of which all souls are but delusive manifestations. thus is it, through multiplicity and duality , the ultimate unity is reached. religion can go further . this is the goal of all science.

In this way, it has been the tradition of the Indian subcontinent that disagreement, opposition, makes an ideology rich.

A country that had no concern for its honor, had no regrets about losing its land, was indifferent to the slaughter of its people, and all this was going on in the name of Gandhi. The Gandhian academic institutions were, and still are, occupied by neo-Marxists.Gandhi’s ideas that were needed to fight Islamic and communist imperialism had perished in Gandhi’s academic institutions.

It is also difficult to believe that Gandhi’s nonviolence, Lenin, and Stalin’s revolution were taught together in school books even years after the break-up of the Soviet Union, the end of Communism from Eastern Europe. And there was no mention of atrocities committed in the name of the communist revolution.

Gandhi’s ideas have to be freed from the Gandhian mafia only then Gandhi’s ideas will remain meaningful.

Changes over time will also have to be accepted _ which will make Gandhi’s ideas more valuable, Gandhi was opposed to life insurance, against mechanization, Can we make the whole country clothed with spinning yarn, these can be symbolic weapons to fight British imperialism, but today they have some use in fighting communist and Islamic imperialism. We have to accept that Gandhi was against any kind of imperialism, if Gandhi were alive, he would undoubtedly strongly oppose the supporters of imperialism under the guise of non-violence in his name.