Raghuram Rajan, ex-RBI governor, joins Rahul Gandhi on Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthantext_fields
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, was accompanied by former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan on his Bharat Jodo Yatra on Wednesday morning in Rajasthan. The Congress posted an image of the two people on Twitter in Hindi saying, "Shri Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of RBI, with @RahulGandhi ji… The increasing number of people standing up to unite the country against hatred shows that we will be successful."
The Bharat Jodo Yatra of the grand old party is getting closer to its 100th day since it began. According to AICC General Secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh, the party has decided to host a concert in Jaipur on December 16 to commemorate the completion of 100 days of the Yatra. The concert will feature a live performance by Bollywood singer Sunidhi Chauhan, Indian Express reported.
Ramesh stated during a news conference in Sawai Madhopur, "Rahul ji will hold a press conference on 16th in Dausa, because we will be crossing a milestone on 16th – it will be the 100th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra. Hence we thought that there should be a press conference by Rahul ji on the special occasion."
The Rahul-led Yatra will have a day of relaxation on July 17, but on July 19 there will be a large gathering in Alwar, the final district in Rajasthan before the Yatra moves on to Haryana.
Congress leader and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot stated on Tuesday that the BJY was not a political yatra but rather a drive to bring the nation's citizens together. "Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, is walking 30 kilometres every day. People are appreciating him and trying to connect with him", Pilot told reporters in Sawai Madhopur, PTI reported.
Govind Singh Dotasra, head of the Congress' unit in Rajasthan, said the government would be apprised of the input collected during the yatra.