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Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra to enter Maharashtra today

Mumbai: Today, The 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' of Congress led by Rahul Gandhi will enter Nanded district of Maharashtra from neighboring Telangana state. The party gave this information on Sunday. The yatra, being taken out as part of the Congress's effort to connect with the people, will run for 14 days in Maharashtra and will pass through 15 assembly and six parliamentary constituencies.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: Today, The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ of Congress led by Rahul Gandhi will enter Nanded district of Maharashtra from neighboring Telangana state. The party gave this information on Sunday. The yatra, being taken out as part of the Congress’s effort to connect with the people, will run for 14 days in Maharashtra and will pass through 15 assembly and six parliamentary constituencies. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies in the state on November 10 and 18.

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The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee said that the yatra, which started on 7 September from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, will enter its 61st day on Monday. According to the Congress, this yatra from Kamareddy in Telangana will enter Deglur in Nanded district of Maharashtra at around 9 pm. The state unit of Congress has planned to hold a reception for the participants of the Yatra near the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj located at Kalamandir in Deglur, the party said.

In Maharashtra, the Yatra will travel through 385 kilometers covering 15 Assembly and 6 parliamentary constituencies during its 14-day sojourn. After the ceremony, the yatra will resume at 10:10 pm and the participants will have ‘Ekta Mashal’ in their hands. The party said that after midnight, those involved in the yatra would attend the Gurudwara at Deglur and would later rest for the night at Chidravar Mill. The yatra will resume on November 8 at 8:30 am.

Rahul Gandhi will address two conventions during the yatra in the state. The principal rally will be hung on November 10 in Nanded area and the second one on November 18 at Shegaon in Buldhana region. He will spend the next two weeks in the state walking four-hour morning shifts beginning at 6 a.m. and three-hour evening shifts beginning at 4.30 p.m., marching approximately 22 to 25 kilometers per day through villages, towns, and cities.

Former state chief minister Ashok Chavan said he and other leaders have been practising brisk walking and exercising to match Gandhi’s steps, while state Congress president Nana Patole said he has been doing warm-up exercises and push-ups to keep himself fit for the yatra.

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“Citizens in Nanded are all set to participate in the yatra. We are practicing and exercise as and when we get time. Walking is good for health,” Chavan, who hails from Nanded, said.Patole said that as the party’s state unit chief, it was his duty to travel the entire 382-km-long stretch of the yatra in the state with Rahul Gandhi.

Gandhi is said to interact with over 500 people individually and in groups during the afternoon halt of the journey. At the end of the 31-day period of the Yatra, he had said it has been a wonderful learning experience so far.The Yatra was started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7 and it will conclude in Jammu & Kashmir, in early February 2023 covering 3570 km in a duration of 150 days.

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