Priyanka Gandhi, Sachin Pilot join Rahul-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh
Pilot has joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra at a time when demands for the change of leadership have been raised again in Rajasthan.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with her husband and son joined Rahul Gandhi on Thursday during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, party's mass outreach programme which is currently going through Madhya Pradesh, for the first time since the foot march started in September. Priyanka Gandhi, her husband Robert Vadra and son Rehan were seen matching steps with Rahul Gandhi.
Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot also took part in the Bharat Jodo Yatra that resumed from Borgaon village in Madhya Pradesh this morning. Pilot has joined the foot march at a time when demands for the change of leadership have been raised again in Rajasthan, days before the yatra enters the desert state.
Addressing the public gathering in Burhanpur on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi said they walk for about eight hours and cover an average of 25 kilometres daily to listen to people's ‘mann ki baat’.
"We interact with people in between the Yatra. We hear people's 'Man ki Baat' for about eight hours and speak for about 15 minutes. Not like PM's 'Man Ki Baat', we listen to what is on the mind of farmers, youth, women, labourers and small-scale traders throughout the day," he said.
"We started this journey from Kanyakumari. When we started, the people of the opposition said that India is 3,300 kilometres long and it cannot be done on foot but now we have come to Madhya Pradesh, we will walk about 370 kilometres here. This Yatra will reach Srinagar and our tricolour will be hoisted there, no one can stop it," the Congress leader added.
The yatra will enter Rajasthan from Madhya Pradesh on December 4, after covering a distance of 380 km.