Omar Abdullah joins Rahul Gandhi in Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress leader calls off walk for alleged security lapse

Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra is in its final leg in Jammu and Kashmir. The march resumed on Friday morning

Published on Jan 27, 2023 04:25 PM IST 8 Photos

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Omar Abdullah on Friday joined Rahul Gandhi in the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Banihal, Jammu and Kahmir. Later in the day, the Congress leader had to "cancel" his yatra due to an alleged security lapse at Quazigund. (AFP)

Omar Abdullah said the march is not being carried out for the image makeover of the Congress leader, but rather to change the situation and atmosphere of the country. He also said that he does not want to delve into Congress' stand on the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI)

"The Bharat Jodo Yatra is not aimed at improving the image of Rahul Gandhi but for improving the situation in the country," the National Conference (NC) leader told reporters upon his arrival in this highway town, 120 kilometres from Srinagar. (AFP)


"We have not joined this for the image of an individual but for the image of the county," he added. (ANI)

"This morning during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, unfortunately, the police arrangement completely collapsed and the police who were supposed to manage the crowd was nowhere to be seen. My security people were very uncomfortable with me walking further on the yatra so I had to cancel my walk. Other yatris did the walk," Rahul Gandhi said addressing a press conference in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag. (PTI)