The Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by party MP Rahul Gandhi, entered Delhi early this morning amid calls by the Health Minister to follow Covid protocols.
Several party leaders, including Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Kumari Selja and Randeep Surjewala were seen marching along with Mr Gandhi.
Later, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi also joined Rahul. This is the second time Sonia Gandhi has joined the yatra. Earlier, she had taken part in the Congress’ mega march in Karnataka in October.
As the yatra entered the national capital from Faridabad early this morning, Delhi Congress Chief Anil Chaudhary welcomed the Congress MP, other party leaders and the yatris at Badarpur Border amid “Rahul Zindabad” chants.
While addressing party workers and leaders, Rahul Gandhi reiterated that the motive of his yatra is to open a ‘mohabbat ki dukaan’ (shop of love) amid a ‘nafrat ka bazaar’ (market of hatred).
“Common man of the country is now talking about love. In every state, lakhs have joined the yatra. I have told people of RSS and BJP that we are here to open shop of love in your ‘bazar’ of hatred,” Gandhi said.
Gandhi said the purpose of the Yatra is to showcase “real Hindustan” where people help each other.