Last updated: November 14, 2022, 12:05 PM IST
Bharat Jodo Yatra of the congress led by Rahul Gandhi entered its 68th day when it resumed Monday after a one-day hiatus from Kalamnuri in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district.
Senior Congress Leader Jairam Ramesh said 600 copies of Jawaharlal Nehru’s book “Discovery of India” will be distributed to yatra participants on Monday, marking the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra took a one-day break in Maharashtra on Sunday. It went from Kalamnuri in Hingoli to Washim on Monday.
“Today is the 68th day of #BharatJodoYatra and also the 133rd birthday of Nehru. We are in Hingoli district and coincidentally a nice book about him has just come out in Marathi, in addition to one in English and Hindi,” Ramesh said in a tweet.
“(Mo)Distorians will continue to distort, vilify and denigrate, but Nehru continues to inspire and its relevance has only increased after 2014. 600 copies of Nehru’s iconic, The Discovery of India, will be distributed to Yatris today. It was brought by a volunteer who drove all the way from Delhi at very short notice for 23 hours,” he added.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which started on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, has so far covered 28 districts in six states.
The Congress’ mass contact initiative will cover a distance of 382 km across five districts of Maharashtra before entering Madhya Pradesh on November 20.
It will pass through 12 states before culminating in Jammu and Kashmir after a distance of 3,570 km over almost 150 days.
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