The padyatra journey of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who started the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu today, is going to be a difficult one. During this yatra, Rahul is going to cover a long distance of 3,570 km passing through 12 states. This “Bharat jodo yatra” journey will last for five months. Congress says that Rahul Gandhi is doing this rally as a fight of economic disparities, social polarization, problems of political centralization and ideologies. The Bharat jodo padyatra will run in two batches, one from 7-10:30 am and the other from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. While the morning session will witness a small number of participants in padyatra, the evening session will see mass mobilization. On an average they have planned to walk around 22-23 km daily.
Rahul Gandhi to sleep in a container for 150 days
Rahul Gandhi will sleep in a container for the next 150 days. Sleeping beds, toilets, and air-conditioners have also been installed in some of the containers. There will be differences in temperature and atmosphere in many areas of the country during the journey. With the change of location, according arrangements have been made in view of the scorching heat and humidity.
About 60 such containers have been prepared. The container will be raised daily at a new place in the shape of a village for the night’s rest. Full-time travelers staying with Rahul Gandhi will have a meal together. Sources further said that Rahul Gandhi considers the Bharat Jodo Yatra as a way to connect with the common people. So he wants to complete this entire journey in a very simple way and he want to stay away from the glitz and glamour. Rahul Gandhi calls it a “yatra” of joining people of this country together but political analysts consider it a preparation for 2024.
Rahul Gandhi will not stay in any hotel. Will eat food with party leaders in the tent and all the leaders will prepare this food together. However, at some places, state Congress units will also make their own arrangements for food and drink for the Congress leaders involved in the yatra.