"Made my position clear" says Rahul Gandhi...Day 15 of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Kerala

(This article is authored by Alar)

In the continuation to Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi resumed his walk on Thursday in Kerala. The Yatra kick-started on September 7 near Kanyakumari Gandhi Mandapam in an effort to strengthen the Congress party. He continued the yatra through Kerala in high gear on September 11 from Kochi's Parambayam Juma Masjid. Rahul stated to the media that the position of Congress president is more than just an organizational one; it also represents an ideology and a set of beliefs.

On the fifteenth day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, thousands of people joined Gandhi, and Congress workers waving party flags entirely filled one side of the National highway. In highlight, Rahul started the walk by paying a floral tribute to the Mango tree which was originally planted by Mahatma Gandhi on 18th March 1925 at Aluva.

After traveling around 11 kilometers, Gandhi speaks to the media. He says, " This country has a tradition of humility, compassion and non-violence - it represents the true India". He said that the effect of the Yatra will be the same state regardless of who is the ruling party there because the people of India are feeling tremendous pain.

Gandhi said that he made his opinion on the Congress presidential election clear, and whoever wins the election should keep in mind that he stands for "a set of principles, a belief system, and a vision of India". He added, "The Yatra is designed to tell the people that they need to be united and go back to an India which was loving and affectionate to itself,"

Beginning on September 7 in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, Rahul Gandhi walking for a total of 150 days, traveling 3,570 kilometers across 12 states and two union territories, stopping in seven districts over the course of 19 days, and finally arriving in Karnataka on October 1.