A woman who had participated in the Quit India movement joins the Bharat Jodo Yatra
She joined Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday for a brief time after being involved in the 1942 Quit India movement.
Jairam Ramesh, a senior Congress leader, tweeted a video message by Chitale, who participated in the cross-country march in Akola district, Maharashtra, at Vadegaon.
In his tweet, Ramesh said she wanted the yatra to focus on saving the constitution.
In her video message, Chitale says, “I was twelve years old on August 9, 1942. In his famous slogan, Mahatma Gandhi said, “Do or die.”… We were caught shouting slogans (against the British) near a college as we were just twelve years old. In contrast, my father and brother spent three and a half years in prison. Freedom didn’t come to the country as it is told today,” she said.
Chitale added that “these people (participants in the Bharat Jodo Yatra) are trying to save the Constitution.” People from all strata of society and religion participated in the freedom struggle.