Karnataka leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra begins from Gundlupet

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leads a march towards Begur on the national highway enroute to Mysuru

September 30, 2022 12:03 pm | Updated 01:18 pm IST - GUNDLUPET

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public gathering at Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district as Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Karnataka on Septmeber 30, 2022.  

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public gathering at Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district as Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Karnataka on Septmeber 30, 2022.   | Photo Credit: M A Sriram

A large crowd of people gather at Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district for the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Septmeber 30, 2022.  

A large crowd of people gather at Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district for the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Septmeber 30, 2022.   | Photo Credit: M A Sriram

The Karnataka leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra began from Gundlupet on the State's border with Kerala on Friday with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leading a march of a large number of people towards Begur on the national highway enroute to Mysuru.

Soon after his arrival in Gundlupet, Mr Gandhi addressed a public gathering and said the Congress party was left with no option but to hit the roads for their mission to "unite the country" (Bharat Jodo) after the ruling BJP suppressed their voice from highlighting the burning problems of the country in the Parliament and the media.

The party's voice had been stifled in the media and Parliament from speaking up against the spread of hatred in the society by pitting sections of people against each other for political gains, rising unemployment and skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, he lamented.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi honoured by farmers at Gundlupet, from where the Bharat Jodo Yatra began it’s Karnataka leg on September 30, 2022.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi honoured by farmers at Gundlupet, from where the Bharat Jodo Yatra began it’s Karnataka leg on September 30, 2022. | Photo Credit: M A Sriram

In the coming days, when his padayatra will pass through parts of old Mysore region and Central Karnataka, the party will raise issues affecting the people of Karnataka, including the alleged corruption in the BJP government. He said the Bharat Jodo Yatra is a platform for the general public to voice their problems. The exercise will also help the party understand the "voice of India".

A host of Congress leaders from Karnataka including former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief D K Shivakumar and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council B K Hariprasad, besides AICC General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala accompanied Mr Gandhi on Friday.

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