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Bharat Jodo Yatra to reach J&K by Jan end: Cong leader

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Srinagar: The Bharat Jodo Yatra will reach Jammu and Kashmir towards the end of January and will culminate with a public meeting, a Congress leader here said on Saturday.
He said all the arrangements for the Yatra were going on in full swing.
“The Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi will reach J&K by January end. The Yatra will take place between Lakhanpur to Kashmir. A concluding public meeting will take place here,” J&K Pradesh Congress Committee chief Viqar Rasool Wani told reporters here.
Wani also welcomed the secular parties who have shown interest to become a part of the Yatra and to fight hatred, unemployment and the price-rise.
Asked about his recent statement that the Padma Shri award, bestowed on former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, “was a small award”, the JKPCC chief said the BJP was giving awards on political considerations.
“Every award has its importance. But, I want to clear one thing that the BJP gives all awards on political basis. Whoever joins them or leaves the Congress party, they give him an award. And if I have said anything wrong, then I take it back,” he said.

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