Chandigarh: Rahul Gandhi-led Congress’ Bharat Joko Yatra resumed from Haripad in Kerala on Sunday, in which hundreds of party workers and leaders participated. The journey, which started after 6.30 am, has entered its 11th day. Several senior leaders including Ramesh Chennithala, K Muralidharan, Kodikunil Suresh, KC Venugopal and VD Steshan are traveling with Rahul in the first leg of the 13-km long march.
Rahul is waiting on both sides of the road. People were seen breaking through the security cordon to meet people. After walking for more than an hour he stopped for tea at a hotel on the way. The morning session of the Yatra will end after reaching Ottapana and the members will rest at nearby Karuvatta.
The Yatra will resume from Purakkad at 5 PM
As per the programme, the Yatra will reach Purakkad at 5 PM. will resume from Karuvatta, which is 6.5 km from Karuvatta, and Rahul and other members of the yatra will cover that distance by vehicle. The evening phase will conclude at 7 pm near TD Medical College Hospital, Vandanam. Bharat Joko Yatra will cover a distance of 7.5 km in the evening phase.
The participants of the yatra will stop at Carmel College of Engineering and Technology, Punnapara, located at a distance of 3.4 km. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted that Rahul will meet the farmers of Kuttanad during his morning halt. He said, the 11th day of ‘Bharat Joko Yatra’ started from Haripad after 6.30 am today. Travelers from India and the state will halt at the Sri Kuruthu Bhagwati Temple at Ottapana after covering a distance of 13 km. After this, talks will be held with the farmers of Kuttanad and nearby districts.
Issue of unemployment, inflation raised
On Saturday, Rahul asked the Prime Minister about rising prices and unemployment in the country. Narendra Modi was targeted. The party had said that instead of leaving the leopards in the enclosure, they should spend their time in solving the issues related to the unemployment crisis and the rise in the prices of essential commodities. will be completed in 2018 and under this a distance of 3,570 km will be fixed. The padayatra will start from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and end in Jammu and Kashmir on September 7. The Bharat Joko Yatra, which entered Kerala on the evening of 10 September, covered 450 km across seven districts over a period of 19 days before entering Karnataka on 1 October, covering various parts of the state (Kerala). will pass through.
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