Rahul Gandhi's 'biker' moment amid Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh. Watch
The Congress aims to cover over 3,500 km amid the Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Sunday began on a high note for the Congress and its party leader Rahul Gandhi as he was seen riding a bike in Madhya Pradesh where the Bharat Jodo Yatra is being carried out. The grand old party’s Kanyakumari to Kashmir mass contact programme aims to revive its connect with people at the grassroots level amid back-to-back poll setbacks over the years.
In the video shared by the news agency ANI, Gandhi can be seen riding the bike amid frenzy. He is seen surrounded by his party colleagues amid tight security. During the Bharat Jodo Yatra, clips of the former Congress chief - seen playing football, joining tribals for a dance performance and having fun with locals across states - have been shared as he bonded with people he met while travelling.
In Madhya Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi’s sister and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has also joined the party colleagues in the foot-march, which was launched with an eye on the 2024 national elections. The state has already witnessed a controversy with a case being filed over claims over pro-Pakistani slogans being raised during the party's foot-march. While Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had hit out at the party over the allegations, the party has dismissed the claims.
The party continues to hold the march even amid the elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Amid much criticism over the absence from the campaign scene in Gujarat, Rahul visited the poll-bound state earlier this week where he - as expected - hit out at the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI)