Rahul Gandhi’s many avatars walk with a fur buddy to riding an Enfield and can be seen in Bharat Jodo Yatra. Recently, a photo captioned “this is so pawsome” was tweeted by Bharat Jodo Yatra’s Twitter account, showing a senior congress leader walking a German Shepherd. Later in the day, another tweet showed Gandhi riding a bicycle, flanked by supporters on both sides.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached Indore on the fifth day of its leg in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.
People from different walks of life, including a man with another disability, Manohar, also took part in the foot march and Gandhi was seen pushing his wheelchair some distance.
The man said he told Gandhi that the country needs change now. After an overnight stop in Mhow, the birthplace of Dr BR Ambedkar, the yatra participants resumed the march on Sunday morning.
The yatra passed through the suburb of Rau and reached Indore. A red carpet was rolled out to welcome as the march reached Rau.
Indore Police Commissioner HC Mishra said 1,400 personnel have been deployed in the city to secure the yatra and barricades have been erected in several places.
Twelve dilapidated houses in the densely populated Rajwada area of narrow streets have been temporarily evacuated to prevent possible incidents during the march, he said.
Phenomenal welcome on the 81st morning when #BharatJodoYatra entered Indore! No doubt it will make BJP even crazier. After South & Maharashtra, MP embraces the message and spirit of yatra. Tonight a special song made for the government of Chhattisgarh will be presented @bharatjodo concert. pic.twitter.com/QrXm0OGNKQ— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) November 27, 2022
Earlier, a sweet shop in June area of Indore received an anonymous letter in the mail on Nov. 17, threatening to bomb the city of Indore during the yatra.
The letter, which referred to the anti-Sikh riots in 1984, had also threatened the assassination of Rahul Gandhi and parliament speaker Kamal Nath. The police had arrested a person in connection with this.
The congressional Bharat Jodo Yatra, a mass contact initiative, will make an overnight stop at the city’s Chimanbagh Ground, officials said.
According to the original plan of the Congress, Gandhi and other yatra participants were to be housed in the city’s Khalsa Stadium. But the plan could not go ahead after a controversy.
A row had erupted after Kamal Nath, facing allegations related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, was cheered by organizers at a Sikh religious event held at Khalsa College in Indore on November 8. Kanpuri had lashed out at the organizers for inviting the congress leader.
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