After Diwali hiatus, Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is back on the road in Narayanpet

Enthusiastic youngsters joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra and walked with Rahul Gandhi all along the route in Narayanpet.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Oct 27, 2022 | 7:03 PMUpdatedOct 27, 2022 | 7:36 PM

Bharat Jodo Yatra in Narayanpet Telangana

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed at Makthal in Narayanpet district of Telangana on Thursday, 27 October, after a three-day Diwali break which saw him dash off to Delhi to witness Mallikarjun Kharge take charge as AICC president.

When Rahul Gandhi crossed the Krishna river at Rayachur and entered Telangana on 23 October, there was a groundswell, with enthusiastic youth joining the rally in huge numbers.

When Rahul Gandhi resumed his yatra on Thursday, it evoked a similar response. All along the way, youngsters kept joining the procession and following him.

Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy, CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka, MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy and several others accompanied the Congress leader.

Related: Can Rahul Gandhi unite the fractious Telangana Congress?

One-third of the yatra over

Rahul Gandhi walked for 26.7 km on Thursday and stayed for the night at Yaligandla. During his yatra, Rahul Gandhi took time off to watch a performance of Oggu Dolu artists organised at Tekulapalli by the Bharat Jodo Culture Committee chairman Vikramarka.

During a break in yatra, former Union minister Jairam Ramesh said the response to Rahul Gandhi in Telangana was unprecedented. He said as the Congress leader entered the state, he had completed one-third of his yatra. It has covered four states so far — Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Jairam Ramesh said that economic inequalities increasing were in the country because of the Union government pursuing a policy of social polarisation.

Referring to Telangana, he said that like BJP at the Centre, the TRS in the state was ruling with an iron hand.

The silver lining in Telangana is that the Congress is showing green shoots in the state. The Bharat Jodo Yatra will soon trigger far-reaching political changes in the country, he said.