A large crowd turned out for the second day of the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kerala when party leader Rahul Gandhi started walking there on Monday morning from Vellayani junction.
Along with those who came to participate in the yatra, hundreds of people queued up on each side of the street to see Gandhi, who is also the state’s MP from Wayanad, lead the padayatra.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra, in a way, was an extension of these values, according to the Congress leader on Sunday, who noted that Kerala respects everyone and does not let division or hate to grow there.
Rahul said, “The people of Kerala have shown to the rest of the nation that standing together and working in peace is natural and normal.”
He said, “Bharat Jodo Yatra is only an extension of the principles that predominate in Kerala. Kerala respects everyone in Kerala. It does not let hate flourish in the state.
The party had a big attendance on the first day of the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kerala, with a sizable cadre base and supporters.
The participation grew throughout the day as the trip advanced from Parassala to Nemom in the state’s southernmost district.
According to the yatra’s schedule, which the Congress provided, the yatra would stop in Pattom at about 11 am on Monday before continuing at 5 pm to Kazhakuttom, where the voyage will conclude for the day.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which arrived in Kerala on Saturday night, will travel 450 kilometers across the state, stopping in seven districts over 19 days, before making its way into Karnataka on October 1.
Over 150 days, the yatra would travel 3,570 kilometers from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu to Jammu and Kashmir via 12 states and two Union territories.