Alappuzha: Senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday kick-started the 13th day of his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Cherthala right here together with 1000’s of celebration employees.
The yatra started with the planting of a Rambutan sapling at St. Michael’s College. It was organised by Sasthravedi, the atmosphere wing of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee.
The morning leg of the yatra will cowl a distance of round 14 km and conclude at Kuthiyathodu right here.
According to AICC normal secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh, the yatra has covered a distance of 255 km in 12 days.
“Today Bharat Yatris will walk 15 kms from Cherthala to Kuthiyathodu in Alappuzha district during the morning session of the padayatra. The campsite tonight is in Kochi district,” Ramesh tweeted.
Senior Congress leaders Ok Muraleedharan, Pawan Khera, Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly V D Satheesan and Shanimol Usman, amongst others, walked with Gandhi within the morning.
Men, girls and kids had been seen ready alongside a freeway, one facet of which was filled with followers and supporters, to catch a glimpse of Gandhi who stopped now and again to fulfill individuals.
The Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra will cowl a distance of 3,570 km in 150 days. It began from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7 and can conclude in Jammu and Kashmir.
The yatra, which entered Kerala on the night of September 10, will undergo the state protecting 450 km, touching seven districts over a interval of 19 days earlier than getting into Karnataka on October 1.