After 150 days of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, Congress hints at West-to-East tour next year


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leaders and supporters during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kerala.

With the 150-day Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir now being completed in a week, Congress has already indicated that after the completion of this yatra early next year, it reported The Bharat Express News.

Speaking about a media interaction in Kollam at the end of the fourth day of the Kerala leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Wednesday, AICC general secretary in charge of communications Jairam Ramesh said: “It is possible that with the success of this yatra next year we will have an east to west yatra Because in India when you do something people will ask you why you don’t do something else With everything you do there are five questions why you don’t do this So I want to address this directly and say that it is possible that the yatra will be from Porbandar in Gujarat to Parshuram Kund in Arunachal Pradesh in 2023. It is possible that we will get this yatra.”

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Ramesh also radiated confidence that the Bharat Jodo Yatra will transform Indian politics and strengthen the Congress party. The party believes that the yatra has created a new “image” for Congress.

The 3,570 km foot march will cover 12 states and two territories of the Union in 150 days (almost five months). Led by Rahul Gandhi, along with 117 party leaders from all states, the foot march has been touted as the largest campaign the party has undertaken in decades.

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The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which entered Kerala on the evening of September 10, traverses the state and will travel 450 kilometers and visit seven districts over a period of 19 days before entering Karnataka on October 1.

The yatra will enter Alappuzha on September 17 and pass through Ernakulam district on September 21 and 22 and reach Thrissur on September 23. The foot march will pass through Palakkad on September 26 and 27 and enter Malappuram on September 28.

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Experts see the yatra as the party’s revival in the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, as well as an attempt to bring Rahul Gandhi’s political graph to life. Meanwhile, they also believe that such a tour could have had more impact had the party resolved the issue of the leadership crisis first.