Bharat Jodo Yatra Reaches Delhi Amid Covid Protocol

24 December, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

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Speaking to party members and leaders on the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi reaffirmed that the goal of his yatra is to establish a "mohabbat ki dukaan" (shop of love) amidst a "nafrat ka bazaar" ...

Today, as Rahul Gandhi marched through Delhi and the Health Minister urged everyone to follow Covid guidelines, thousands of people joined the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Kumari Selja, and Randeep Surjewala were among the party leaders spotted walking with Mr. Gandhi.

Later, Rahul was joined by former Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, the party’s national secretary. Sonia Gandhi has participated in the yatra thrice. She had participated in the massive foot march for the Congress in Karnataka in October.

Anil Chaudhary, the head of the Delhi Congress, greeted Gandhi, other party officials, and the yatris at the Badarpur Border when the Bharat Jodo Yatra arrived in the capital from Faridabad early this morning amid cries of “Rahul Zindabad.”

“The average citizen of the nation is now discussing love. Lakhs of people have joined the yatra in every state. I informed the RSS and BJP members that we were coming to set up shop in your “bazar” of hatred “said Gandhi.

According to Gandhi, the Yatra’s goal is to show off the “true Hindustan” where people are kind to one another. He declared, “We spread love, they sow hatred.”

In a previous letter, Rahul Gandhi was urged to make sure that Covid “protocols” were adhered to during the Bharat Jodo Yatra by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

Gandhi responded by referencing the recent election campaign of the PM in Gujarat and the BJP’s “Jan Aakrosh Yatra” in Rajasthan. “The BJP is organising yatras in a number of states. However, the Health Minister is merely writing to us “said he.

The BJP is allegedly afraid of the support the Bharat Jodo Yatra has acquired and wants to disrupt Gandhi’s yatra, according to the Congress.

The yatra for today will come to an end in the evening at Red Fort after a three-hour rest at Ashram. The Congress mega-march, which reached its 100-day mark on December 16, will take a nine-day holiday break before picking back up on January 3 in Delhi.

The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advice advising commuters to “maximise usage” of public transportation and steer clear of specific roads. According to the advice, traffic from Badarpur to Red Fort is predicted to continue strong.

According to the advise, “there will be a graded and dynamic detour to promote seamless traffic management, facilitate commuters, and safeguard the safety of pedestrians on roadways.”