Kathua: On the 125th day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra that resumed overnight in Jammu and Kashmir.
Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Hatli Morh in Kathua, where Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut also joined the foot march towards Jammu.
Rahul Gandhi, for the first time in his long march travelling over 3400 Km, wore a jacket over his t-shirt, which had been a debate over the last few days, particularly during the onset of winter in north India.
January 10, Rahul Gandhi stated that he has decided to wear only T-shirts during the Yatra after meeting poor girls who had been wearing “torn clothes” even during the winter chill in Madhya Pradesh.
He had stated that he wants to give out a message to those girls. “When I start shivering, then I will think of wearing a sweater. I want to give a message to those girls that if you are feeling cold, then Rahul Gandhi will also feel cold,” he said.
During the Uttar Pradesh-leg of the Yatra, Rahul had last week pointed out that the media doesn’t ask why children of poor people are walking without a sweater or a jacket during the winter season.
Currently, the march that started in Kaniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 07 last year is entering in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Yatra will end on January 30 after it reaches Srinagar with Gandhi hoisting the national flag of India there.
The march has so far covered Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said that all the arrangements are in place for the Bharat Jodo Yatra and the administration will facilitate it smoothly. (KNO)
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