Madhya Pradesh: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra joined Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday for the first time since the Yatra started. Their son Raihan Vadra has also joined the Yatra. The Congress leader’s sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra reached Indore on Wednesday to take part in the yatra from Thursday. Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot is also a part of the Bharat Jodo Yatra that resumed from Borgaon village in Madhya Pradesh this morning.
The Yatra, which started on September 7, completed its Maharashtra leg and entered the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh yesterday. Today, Congress supporters led by the Gandhis started the march from Borgaon in Khandwa. They will visit the birthplace of Tantia Bheel, freedom fighter and tribal icon, before proceeding to Khargone.
The yatra, Rahul said, has three goals. “Firstly, this is against the hatred, violence and fear that is being spread in India. Secondly, it is against unemployment. And thirdly, it is against inflation,” he said.
Sharing a picture of the Gandhi siblings, the Congress’ official handle tweeted in Hindi, “Our steps will be stronger when we walk together.” Top Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh also joined the yatra.
The Rahul Gandhi-led yatra will enter Rajasthan next, where major trouble in brewing for the Congress. The factional feud between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and top Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who led a rebellion in 2020 that almost brought down the government, has reached crisis point again.