Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi hoists national flag at Srinagar's Lal Chowk

Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by his sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party leaders from the Union

Published on Jan 29, 2023 03:46 PM IST 8 Photos

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently in Jammu and Kashmir for the final leg of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra,' on Sunday unfurled the national flag at the historic clock tower of Lal Chowk, amid stringent security measures usually reserved for a prime ministerial visit. (AFP)

Before heading to the clock tower, locally known as 'Ghanta Ghar,' Rahul Gandhi drove to the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) headquarters on Maulana Azad Road where he took a 30-minute break. (PTI)

All India Congress Committee general secretary, in-charge communications, Jairam Ramesh on Twitter said the flag unfurling was planned for Monday but had to be done a day earlier. (ANI)


"@RahulGandhi was supposed to unfurl national flag on Jan 30th in PCC office, since permission to do so elsewhere wasn't given. Last evening, state administration allowed him to do so in Lal Chowk, but under condition that it should be done today on 29th at end of #BharatJodoYatra," Ramesh tweeted. (ANI)

Security was at its peak and all roads in a one-kilometre radius leading to Lal Chowk were sealed off from Saturday night and no vehicular movement was allowed. (ANI)