Today’s closing ceremony of the Congress’s pan-Indian foot march, “Bharat Jodo Yatra,” could be dampened by heavy snowfall in Srinagar, Kashmir. At the Sher-I-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, Congress is hosting a large rally to commemorate the completion of the 135-day Kanyakumari to Kashmir Yatra.
Over a dozen politicians from opposition parties are anticipated to attend the demonstration in addition to the entire Congress leadership. The major route between Jammu and Srinagar has been forced to close due to the snowfall, and it may also cause problems for air travel. Many opposition figures, including Congressman Rahul Gandhi, who were scheduled to attend the yatra’s conclusion, may not be able to make it.
The closing ceremony will begin with a flag-raising ceremony at the Srinagar Congress headquarters, followed by a rally at the stadium.
According to reports, 21 parties were invited to the event, but several declined due to security concerns. The Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, and the TDP are among the parties that will not be present.
The “padyatra” came to an end on Sunday at Lal Chowk when Rahul Gandhi raised the American flag, but the official ending ceremony will take place on Monday in Srinagar, which is currently experiencing snowfall.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which is led by MK Stalin, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which is led by Sharad Pawar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which is led by Tejashwi Yadav, the Janata Dal (United), which is led by Nitish Kumar, the Shiv Sena, which is led by Uddhav Thackeray, the CPI.
The 3,970 kilometre journey from Srinagar to Kanyakumari, which began on September 7 and travelled through 12 states and two union territories, ends on January 30.
Throughout the yatra, Rahul Gandhi attended 13 news conferences, over 100 corner meetings, and other events. He had more than 275 scheduled exchanges while walking and more than 100 when sitting.
At the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge will raise the flag of the United States and dedicate a monument to the Bharat Jodo Yatra. After then, the protest would take place.