Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi to Join Bus Yatra Ahead of Assembly Polls
Party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra are set to hit the road in a bus Yatra as campaigning for the upcoming Assembly polls gains momentum. The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) is planning to launch this yatra on either October 14 or 15. Rahul Gandhi is expected to participate for three days, from October 18 to 20, according to sources.
In this political journey, Priyanka Gandhi will inaugurate the bus yatra and join in for a period of two or three days. The concept of the bus yatra emerged from a meeting held in New Delhi on Friday, where All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Mallikarjun Kharge and TPCC chief A. Revanth Reddy engaged in discussions.
The yatra is designed to cover all 119 Assembly constituencies with the goal of highlighting the shortcomings of the current government and presenting the Congress party’s ‘six guarantees’ and ‘declarations’ to the people.
Key Congress leaders involved in this yatra include TPCC chief A. Revanth Reddy, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Lok Sabha members N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, and Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, who will collectively cover all the constituencies.
The bus yatra is set to feature the presence of AICC president Kharge, as well as Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states, including Siddaramaiah (Karnataka), Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh), and Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (Himachal Pradesh).
Seasoned leaders like Digvijay Singh and Jairam Ramesh are also expected to actively participate in the yatra.
Sources reveal that the TPCC has submitted a detailed roadmap for the bus yatra to the AICC for approval, which includes plans for street corner and roadside meetings tailored to address constituency-specific issues.
The primary objective of this campaign is to showcase unity within the Congress leadership while simultaneously promoting the party’s ‘six guarantees’ and ‘declarations.’
In the recent past, there has been limited activity at the grassroots level, following a public meeting held at Tukkuguda on the outskirts of the city on September 17. This hiatus has occurred amid heightened campaigning efforts by rival political parties. The introduction of the bus yatra is expected to reinvigorate the spirits of party cadres.
As the Assembly elections draw near, the bus yatra spearheaded by Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi aims to rejuvenate the Congress party’s campaign, convey their message to the people, and present a united front against the incumbent government. The participation of prominent leaders from various Congress-ruled states adds to the significance of this political journey, which seeks to engage with the electorate and address their concerns in the run-up to the polls.