Sonia Gandhi joins Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today joined Congress’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra” in Karnataka, participating in a public event after a long gap, because of her health.

Joining former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s march in Mandya, the tallest Congress leader walked for a short distance, surrounded by a large crowd of party workers.

Rahul flagged off Bharat Jodo Yatra or “Unite India Rally” in the southern coastal town of Kanyakumari on 5 September to counter the increasing religious divide, rising unemployment, escalating prices and the weakening of democratic institutions in India.

Party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi is also scheduled to reach Mysuru in the coming days and take part in the yatra on Friday.

The Congress leader accompanied by supporters will cover more than 3,500km (2,175 miles) to reach Srinagar city in the northernmost Himalayan region of Kashmir in about 150 days.