Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday visited the Samadhis of Mahatma Gandhi, former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Charan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Jagjivan Ram, and paid floral tributes to the great leaders of the country.
Rahul Gandhi is on Bharat Jodo Yatra that began on September 7, 2022. "Freedom is the essence of democracy and harmony is the foundation of a prosperous economy. We walk for unity and to secure India’s future," the Congress party leader said as he launched the yatra.
According to the Congress, the yatra aims to unite India and strengthen the nation. It also "seeks to address rampant unemployment and inflation, the politics of hate and division and the over-centralisation of our political system," the party said.
The yatra, organised by the Indian National Congress, began from Kanyakumari and will pass through 12 states, culminating in Jammu and Kashmir – spanning a distance of nearly 3,500 km over the course of about 150 days.
"The yatra recieved an overwhelming response; lakhs of people accompanied by Congress leaders have joined the movement to raise their voice against the economic, social and political issues that are dividing our nation today... It is a celebration of India’s unity, her cultural diversity and the incredible fortitude of her people... This is an open invitation to all Indians to come and walk with us," the party stated.
So far, the Bharat Jodo Yatra has covered 46 districts in nine states of the country.