The Gandhi family marched together in the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday, with former party president Sonia Gandhi, her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren marching in the national capital along with Rahul Gandhi.
Sonia Gandhi and her family members walked with Rahul Gandhi for a short distance until the yatra stopped for morning break at Delhi’s Ashram Chowk.
This is the second time that Sonia Gandhi, who is also the president of the Congress Parliamentary Party, has joined the yatra that started from Kanyakumari in September. It was held in Mandya, Karnataka, which he had earlier participated in in October.
This is the first time that the entire family is going on a Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Wearing a mask, Sonia Gandhi walked with Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Robert Vadra and her grandchildren and waved goodbye to the waiting public along the streets to see the family.
“The love I received from her, I share the same with the country,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi with a picture of a warm hug with his mother.
Congress also shared the same photo.
The Yatra entered Delhi from Haryana on Saturday morning and was given a warm welcome at the Badarpur border by party leaders and workers.
Traffic snarls were reported from parts of Delhi as the march passed through the national capital. The yatra will halt near the Red Fort in the evening.
Congress general secretary KC Venugopal’s organization said that we have received an amazing response from the people of Delhi who joined the Yatra, braving the early morning cold.
BJP is all about the positive response of people to this Yatra, he said.
“The Gandhi family is a Congress family, we are all a family. They live in Delhi when the Yatra is here, so they joined the Yatra. It is a very happy moment for all of us,” he told PTI.
Jharkhand Congress chief Rajesh Thakur said that many people have joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The BJP tried to stop them, citing Covid-19, but they failed, he said.
“Today, the entire Gandhi family joined the Yatra. It is a proud moment for us all to walk together,” he added.
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