Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi meets 2,000 young unemployed people in Karnataka

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On Wednesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took over the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from the town of Challakere, Chitradurga in Karnataka. The Congress president will also meet with about 2,000 unemployed young people from the southern state.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra is in its Karnataka stage and is on its 35th day here.

The march began at 6:40 a.m., veteran Congress leader Jairam Ramesh informed.

Congressman Rahul Gandhi will count about 2,000 unemployed youths from all over Karnataka, the Congress veteran has said.

“Day 35 of Bharat Jodo Yatra commenced at 6:40 a.m. from Challakere and the whole day will take place in the historic district of Chitradurga. Karnataka who face a bleak future in the so-called ‘New India’,” Congress party leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted.

Karnataka Opposition Leader Siddaramaiah and State Congress Leader DK Shivkumar were also present with Rahul during the Karnataka leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra today.

The Head of State Party shared visuals of the march on the micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday.

Great people were seen gathering here with Rahul Gandhi raising the tricolor and following the congressman to show their support for Bharat Jodo Yatra.

The Indian National Congress has shared a photo of Rahul Gandhi interacting with a group of women dressed in traditional clothes.

“Tricolor is behind and Josh is high up front. The footsteps won’t stop as a resolution has been made to unite the country,” INC tweeted in Hindi.

Rahul Gandhi was also seen wearing a ‘waist coat’ representing Nagaland.

The Padyatra will resume after stopping at the village of Griyammanahalli Arch. The Congressman will stay at Swami Vivekananda National School, Hirehalli, Chitradurga overnight.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra started on September 7 from Kanniyakumari and has covered a distance of 905 km so far. It will cross a total of 12 states, culminating in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with 40 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates who are part of Bharat Jodo Yatra will vote for the party’s presidential election at the campsite as a special booth will be set up for they can take part in the polls.

Voting for the Congressional presidential elections is scheduled for October 17 and the padayatra will take a one-day break to vote. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has made it clear that voters only need an ID card to exercise their right to vote.

All arrangements have been made at the travel camp for their vote in the election of the President of Congress.

The Central Election Authority, headed by party leader Madhusudan Mistry, will oversee the vote, a notification of which was issued on September 22.

With Gandhis not running for the top job this time around, the big old party is ready to get a non-Gandhi president after more than 25 years.

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