Bharat Jodo Yatra Ends: Rahul Gandhi Speaks on 'India's Resilience'

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After hoisting the Tricolour at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Sunday, 29 January, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a press conference, "We saw the resilience and strength of the people of India during this journey."

He had earlier, accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi, hoisted the Tricolour, after resuming his march from the city’s Pantha Chowk earlier in the day.

Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, was the first to unfurl the Tricolour at Lal Chowk in 1948 when the National Conference’s founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah declared his alliance with Nehru.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra has covered a distance of nearly 4,080 km across 75 districts of the country, starting from Kanyakumari on 7 September.

  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves at crowd during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Srinagar, Sunday, 29 January.

    (Photo: PTI)

  • Bharat Jodo Yatra has covered 75 districts across the country

  • PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti joined Rahul Gandhi on Saturday

7:09 PM , 29 Jan

'Happened Because of Modi Ji': RS Prasad

Reacting to Rahul Gandhi hoisting the national flag, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP RS Prasad said, "How did Rahul Gandhi peacefully unfurl the Tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk today? It happened because Modi Ji abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. After Article 370, J&K received a high number of tourists. During Congress government, there was terrorism and fear in Kashmir," news agency ANI reported.

6:17 PM , 29 Jan

‘We Saw the Resilience of the People of India’: Rahul Gandhi

With the end of the over 4,000 km Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi conducted a live interaction with the press.

Speaking of the yatra, he said, "It has received a great response in the country. We saw the resilience and strength of the people of India during this journey. We also got to hear about the issues being faced by farmers, and unemployed youth in the country," news agency ANI reported.

"Bharat Jodo Yatra will have an impact on the Indian polity, what it will be I can't tell right now, Gandhi added on eve of Yatra's culmination.

He added, "Government's approach of denying that Chinese have taken our land is extremely dangerous."

4:51 PM , 29 Jan

'Long Live Democracy!': Priyanka Chaturvedi Commends Rahul Gandhi

Reacting to the end of the Bharata Jodo Yatra, Rajya Sabha MP and Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, said in a tweet, "As the #BharatJodaYatra concludes one must acknowledge and commend the 3Ds displayed by Shri Rahul Gandhi- discipline, determination and dedication to the worthy cause of uniting the nation as envisaged in our constitution. Long live democracy!"

3:42 PM , 29 Jan

'Hate Will Lose, Love Will Always Win'

After hoisting the Tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk, Rahul Gandhi said that a promise made to India was fulfilled on Sunday.

The Congress leader said in a tweet, "Hate will lose, love will always win There will be a new dawn of hopes in India".


Published: 29 Jan 2023, 12:17 PM IST
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