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Bharat Jodo Yatra: Farooq walks with Gandhis in UP

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Farooq walks with Gandhis in UP

New Delhi: The Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra on Tuesday entered Uttar Pradesh after resuming its second leg of the journey from the national capital following a nine-day year-end break.

Former J&K chief Minister and President Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) joined the Yatra, and walked along with Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. Priyanka Gandhi join the Yatra from the Loni border.

Senior J&K politician Farooq joined Bharat Jodo Yatra near Ghaziabad.

The Yatra has been receiving a great response from the public and the likeminded political leadership of the country.

Party workers lined up on both sides of the road at the Loni border in Ghaziabad and welcomed Rahul Gandhi and other ‘yatris’ as the march entered the state.

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Farooq walks with Gandhis in UP

AICC general secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined the Yatra and welcomed her brother in presence of leaders of the Uttar Pradesh Congress and Delhi Congress.

The Yatra flag was handed over between the leaders of both states at a specially made stage.

AICC general secretary K C Venugopal, Delhi Congress chief Anil Kumar Chaudhary, and Congress leaders of Uttar Pradesh, including CLP leader Aradhna Mishra, were among those present.

Led by former party chief Rahul Gandhi, the yatra had started from the Hanuman Mandir at Kashmiri Gate in the morning as it made its way through the busy Outer Ring Road.

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Farooq walks with Gandhis in UP

As the Yatra moved forward in Delhi, a huge police force was deployed to ensure there was no untoward incident. However, traffic in several parts of the city on the Ring Road was thrown out of gear.

AICC in-charge for Delhi affairs of the party Shaktisinh Gohil said he saw a great turnout in Delhi and leaders of various opposition parties will join the Yatra.

Starting from Kanyakumari on September 7, the Yatra has so far travelled over 3,000 kms. It will conclude on January 30 in Srinagar with the hoisting of the national flag by Rahul Gandhi.


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