Last updated: November 13, 2022, 11:31 AM IST
Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra took a one-day break in Maharashtra on Sunday and will move from Kalamnuri in Hingoli district to Washim on Monday.
Addressing a public rally in Kalamnuri, the sixth day of the Maharashtra yatra, on Saturday night, senior congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the message of the foot march he led was that India cannot be divided and hatred must not be spread.
The Congress leader had also targeted state and central governments for the shift of megaprojects such as the Vedanta-Foxconn and the Tata Airbus from Maharashtra to poll-bound Gujarat.
The yatra, which started on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, entered its 66th day on Saturday and has covered 28 districts in six states so far.
All India Congress Committee General Secretary (Communications) Jairam Ramesh in a tweet on Saturday night said: ““66th day of #BharatJodoYatra is coming to an end in Hingoli district. The enthusiasm of the people during the day was heartwarming. Tragically, we lost our colleague Rajeev Satav who had represented Hingoli in LS last June (in 2021) to Covid. He was in our thoughts. Tomorrow is a day of rest.” The yatra, which has covered half of its total distance of 3,750 km, entered Maharashtra on November 7 from neighboring Telangana and has covered Nanded and Hingoli districts in the western state.
The Congress’ mass contact initiative will cover a distance of 382 km across five districts of Maharashtra before entering Madhya Pradesh on Nov. 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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