Ahead of the 2024 general election, Congress man Rahul Gandhi will today launch the party's "Bharat Judo Yatra" from Kanyakumari. This Yatra will cover 3500 km in 150 days. Here are the latest 10 updates on the Indian couple's journey
1. Rahul Gandhi begins his day by visiting the memorial to his father Rajiv Gandhi in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, where the former Prime Minister was killed in a suicide attack on May 21, 1991.
2. After visiting his father's monument, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “I lost my father in the politics of hatred and division. I will not lose my beloved motherland for this. Love will conquer hate. Hope triumphs over fear. together we will win. "
3. Accused of social polarization and political centralization under BJP rule, Gandhi previously said that for him the "Bharat Jodi Yatra" was an "atonement" to unite the country.
4. In the evening, Mr. Gandhi attends an event at Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam in Kanyakumari, where Prime Minister Stalin presents him with a national flag commemorating the start of the Yatra.
5. Organized by the state in the last century by Congress, the 3,500-mile yacht called the 'Longest March' kicks off around 5 p.m. and the 'Padiatra' or Foot March kicks off on Thursday. morning.
6. Under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the parliamentary staff and leaders will run twice daily from 7 am to 6:30 pm, covering 12 states and 2 union territories, over the next 150 days.
7. Mr. Gandhi will walk all the way from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, where the journey ends. In a statement, the party said that all state unit presidents would organize 'Bharat Jodi Yatra' in their respective states in solidarity with Mr. Gandhi.
8. The Congress says the Yatra is the biggest ever offered by the party by Jan Sambarka as it seeks to reach out to the common man on various issues including inflation, price rise and unemployment.
9. Top party leader Jairam Ramesh said the yatra is "a transformative time for Indian politics and a defining moment for the rejuvenation of the party".
10. On Tuesday, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said the parliament's "forward-looking policy" begins with the "Bharat Jod Yatra." In a video, he urged people to unite and join the journey to make the country prosperous.