Bharat Jodo: Swara Bhasker marches beside Rahul Gandhi in Ujjain

1 December, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

Bharat Jodo Swara Bhasker marches beside Rahul Gandhi in Ujjain politics

On the 83rd day of the yatra, Swara Bhasker joined Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Prior to this, the BJP said that performers receive payment for their "guest appearanc...

On Thursday, Bollywood star Swara Bhasker participated in Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ujjain. The actor arrived in Indore on Wednesday and was due to accompany Rahul Gandhi on a stroll this morning. Along with Swara Bhasker, other Bollywood stars participating in the yatra include Pooja Bhatt, Sushant Singh, Rashmi Desai, Riya Sen, and Amol Palekar.

Swara Bhasker, who is well known for her anti-BJP views, offered support for the yatra as it started and praised Rahul Gandhi’s efforts despite electoral setbacks, trolling, and personal insults. “Where credit is due. Despite election setbacks, trolling, personal assaults, and ongoing criticism over his lack of effectiveness, @RahulGandhi has avoided engaging in either sensationalist politics or communal rhetoric. Considering the state of this nation, efforts like @bharatjodo are admirable!” October saw tweets from Swara.

Recently, the BJP said that actors receive compensation for their “guest appearance” in the yatra, an allegation that Pooja Bhatt, who accompanied Rahul Gandhi in Hyderabad, angrily refuted. Nitesh Rane, a leader in the Maharashtra BJP, posted a screenshot of what appeared to be a WhatsApp message that requested performers participate at their own time slots. The Congress similarly rejected the BJP’s assertion and asserted that participants in the yatra are committed to the cause.