Sonia Gandhi To Join Bharat Jodo Yatra On Oct 6

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will be joining the party’s ambitious Bharat Jodo Yatra on October 6 in Karnataka.

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By: Anand Singh | NEW DELHI
Updated: 03 October, 2022 5:48 pm IST

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, who arrived in Mysuru on Monday, will be joining the party’s ambitious Bharat Jodo Yatra on October 6 in Karnataka.

Sonia Gandhi, who had travelled abroad for medical treatment along with her son and former party chief Rahul Gandhi and her daughter and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in August, returned to India on September 16.

Speaking to the media, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said that Sonia Gandhi will be joining the 3,570 km long Bharat Jodo Yatra on October 6 in Karnataka’s Mandya district.

Earlier in the day, Sonia Gandhi arrived in Karnataka’s Mysuru district and was welcomed by state unit chief DK Shivakumar. She will stay in Mysuru, where the yatra will take a halt for two days in view of the Dussehra celebrations.

This will be the first time Sonia Gandhi will be joining the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which began on September 7 in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari.

She had also skipped the party’s Mehangai Pe Halla Bol rally on September 4 in the national capital, during her trip for treatment. Even her mother passed away at the end of August this year.

She made her first public appearance, since returning to the country, on October 2 when she paid a visit to Rajghat to offer tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 153rd birth anniversary.

Earlier in June this year, she was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for COVID-related ailments. After being discharged from the hospital, she also appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in July in connection with the alleged money laundering case involving National Herald. She appeared before the ED thrice and was questioned for over eight hours.

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