Bhubaneswar, Feb, 6: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' reached Odisha in the afternoon today. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Sarat Pattanayak and senior Congress leaders accorded a rousing welcome to Rahul Gandhi and his team at Biramitrapur of Sundargard district.
Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Joda Nyay Yatra' entered Odisha from the Jharkhand border at Birmitrapur at 5 pm on Tuesday. Odisha State Congress and Sundargarh district Congress leaders enthusiastically welcomed Rahul Gandhi and his team there. The flag of 'Bharat Joda Nyay Yatra' has been handed over to the Odisha Congress. After a brief meeting there, Rahul Gandhi again started his yatra, According to plan, the yatra will continue about 11 KM and reach Bijabahal where Rahul will take rest at night.
Tomorrow, on the 7th of February morning at 9.30 am, Rahul Gandhi will start his Yatra from Rourkela SP office and address the public gathering at Panaposh Square at about 10.30 am. In the afternoon, he will also address a meeting at Kutra and Baragaon. In the evening, Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra will be held in Sundargarh town. Rahul will take a night halt at Amipally of Jharsuguda.
On 8th February, the Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra will start from Jharsuguda at about 8 AM and it will culminate at Kanaktora in Odisha near Chhattisgarh border at 3.45 pm where the flag of the Yatra will be handed to the Chhattisgarh Congress.
The second leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi began in Imphal of Manipur on January 14. The 67-day long Yatra will culminate at Mumbai on March 20 passing through 14 states and 85 districts from the east to the west of India. . This is an exercise seen as the party's attempt to rally support ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.