Sharad Pawar, the head of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and Aaditya Thackeray, a former minister from Maharashtra, will join the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra on November 11, according to Maharashtra Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Wednesday.
He further said that NCPs Jayant Patil, Supriya Sule and Jitendra Awhad will join tomorrow. “NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray will join the Congress party’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ on November 11, while NCP’s Jayant Patil, Supriya Sule and Jitendra Awhad will join tomorrow,” said Chavan.
Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, will join the Yatra tomorrow, according to Chavan.
On Monday evening, the Maharashtra phase of the Bharat Jodo Yatra began.
Rahul Gandhi will traverse a distance of 382 kilometres in 15 days by visiting 15 Assembly and 6 parliamentary districts in five districts of Maharashtra.
Parts of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana have already been visited during the yatra.
The 3,570-kilometre Bharat Jodo Yatra, which started on September 7 in Kanyakumari, will travel a further 2,355 miles. Next year, it will conclude in Kashmir. The Congress asserted earlier in a statement that it is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in India’s history.
Numerous political parties and social groups around the nation are supporting the Bharat Jodo Yatra, and support is growing daily. The NCP and Shiv Sena (Thackeray group) have also committed to take part in the yatra in Maharashtra, which increases its significance.
Notably, Rahul Gandhi and all of the party’s MPs, leaders, and employees are residing in shipping containers. Some of the containers even have AC units, restrooms, and sleeping mattresses. The preparations were created with the new location’s extreme heat and humidity in mind.
The assembly elections for this year’s elections were a disaster for the Congress, and the Yatra is considered as an effort to galvanise the party’s base for the forthcoming elections.