THE Congress’ ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ led by Rahul Gandhi entered its 68th day as it resumed from Kalamnuri in Hingoli district of Maharashtra on Monday after a one-day break. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said 600 copies of Jawaharlal Nehru’s book ‘Discovery of India’ will be distributed to the yatra participants on Monday, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister. The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ took a one-day break in Maharashtra on Sunday. It proceeded from Kalamnuri in Hingoli to Washim on Monday.
“Today is 68th day of #BharatJodoYatra & also 133rd birth anniversary of Nehru. We are in Hingoli district & coincidentally a fine book on him in Marathi has just come out in addition to one in English & Hindi,” Ramesh said in a tweet. The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, which started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, has so far covered 28 districts in six States.
The Congress’s mass contact initiative will cover a distance of 382 km across five districts of Maharashtra before entering Madhya Pradesh on November 20. It will pass through 12 States before culminating in Jammu and Kashmir after spanning a distance of 3,570 km over nearly 150 days.