July 13, 2024
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Priyanka Gandhi, Women Workers Join Rahul Gandhi’s Yatra In Rajasthan

On Monday, which is recognised as International Women’s Day, Congresswoman Priyanka Gandhi, her husband Robert Vadra, and hundreds of women joined Rahul Gandhi as the Bharat Jodo Yatra recommenced from the nearby Bundi area. The march is being referred to as a daylong Nari Shakti Pad Yatra on Monday and it started at around 6 am from the Tejaji Maharaj Mandi at Babai in the Bundi district.

In addition to party employees and women from the neighbourhood, many female participants joined Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi and other yatris as they marched from Babai to Pipalwada in the Swaimadhopur district, where they will pause for a break.

“The BJY on its 96th day began with the daylong Nari Shakti Pad Yatra at around 6 am from Tejaji Maharaj Temple at Babai Village after prayers, singing of the national anthem, national song, and flag-hoisting,” said Rahul Rao, a padyati who has been walking with the yatra since it started on September 7.

He added that several women had gathered by the side of the road to welcome the yatris and join the march. In Rajasthan, the yatra is currently in its seventh day. Its final day in the Bundi district is today.

The yatra entered Tonk district at roughly 7.15 am after walking for around 6 km from the Tejaji temple, and it would march for about 5 km through Tonk before approaching Swaimadhopur through Pipalwada.

The yatra resumed this morning with over 5,000 women leading the route, and many more joined along the road, according to Ajay Sharma, the president of the Congress’ Indergarh (Bundi) block, who is also marching. He continued that Rahul Gandhi also addressed the padyatris.

According to BJY state organiser Kapil Yadav, the 96th day of the BJY is devoted to women’s empowerment and is hence being termed Nari Shakti Pad Yatra for Monday.

The yatra has only entered Rajasthan, the only state under the control of the Congress, and will travel around 500 miles over the course of 17 days until crossing into Haryana on December 21. The yatra began on September 7 in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, and has thus far travelled through the five southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana, and then traversed through Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It will conclude in Jammu and Kashmir in early February 2023, covering 3,570 km in 150 days.

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