Sonia and Priyanka travel with the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi
Sonia Gandhi, the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party, joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday in Delhi together with her daughter and the party’s national secretary, Priyanka Gandhi.
The former president of the Congress has now joined the yatra twice since it started in September of last year from Kanyakumari.
When the march was in Karnataka in October, Sonia Gandhi had already participated.
Before the yatra arrived at this Ashram Chowk for the morning halt, Sonia Gandhi went for a short distance wearing a face mask with her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Party officials and workers gave the yatra a rousing greeting at the Badarpur border when it arrived in Delhi from Haryana on Saturday morning.
As the march passed through the nation’s capital, Delhi, there were reports of traffic jams in certain areas. In the late afternoon, the yatra will stop close to the Red Fort.
As the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Delhi early on Saturday morning, the road from Badarpur to Ashram was decorated with tricolours, balloons, and banners of Rahul Gandhi.
Numerous individuals from Delhi and Haryana joined the Yatra at the border with Badarpur and shouted “Rahul Gandhi Zindabad” and “Bharat Jodo” (unite India). The Congress Yatris’ fervour was at its height as they beat drums and sang patriotic songs.
Party workers queued up along the path and showered the Yatris with flower petals.
There was increased security along the route from Badarpur to Ashram, with barricades set up and police teams stationed at various locations.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra, according to Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar, is evoking a tremendous amount of public support, so the BJP is afraid of it.
“They are creating these defences because they are afraid of this Yatra. In the nation, Rahul Gandhi ji is promoting peace and love “Kumar claimed that the BJP was attempting to put an end to the Yatra.
Rahul Gandhi and the Yatris were greeted by a sizable contingent of Delhi Congress workers under the leadership of Anil Chaudhary, head of the Delhi unit. The Yatra arrived at Delhi from the side of Haryana’s Faridabad.
Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Yatra, was joined by senior party figures such as Kumari Selja, Randeep Surjewala, Shaktisinh Gohil, and former Haryana state minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
At Ashram Chowk in the nation’s capital, the Yatra will stop for the morning at 11 am, before continuing at 1 pm. It will stop at the Red Fort after travelling through Mathura Road, India Gate, and ITO.