Actor-politician Urmila Matondkar joined Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra because it resumed from Jammu’s garrison city of Nagrota this morning.
Ms Matondkar joined Rahul Gandhi shortly after the march began from close to the military garrison round 8 am amid tight safety, with Congress employees and supporters lined up on the street alongside the path to welcome them.
Urmila Matondkar, 48, had resigned from the Congress in September 2019 after a brief affiliation of six months, and joined the Shiv Sena in 2020.
Dressed in a cream-coloured conventional Kashmir Pheran (free robe) and beanie cap, Ms Matondkar was interacting with Gandhi as they marched alongside.
Noted writer Perumal Murugan and J&Okay Pradesh Congress committee president Vikar Rasool Wani, his predecessor GA Mir and former minister Abdul Hamid Karra additionally joined them alongside a whole bunch of different carrying the tricolor of their fingers.
The yatra, which began from Kanyakumari on September 7, entered Jammu and Kashmir from Punjab on Thursday and reached Jammu metropolis on Monday.
The march is scheduled to make two evening halts at Ramban and Banihal alongside the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway earlier than its end result in Srinagar with a grand rally on the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium on January 30.
A 65-member sturdy Ladakh delegation led by Ladakh Territorial Congress President Nawang Rigzin Jora joined Gandhi in the beginning of the yatra and briefed him concerning the points and issues of their folks, one of many delegation members mentioned.
A bunch of Kashmiri Pandit migrant girls, carrying their conventional apparel and carrying flower petals, had been ready outdoors the well-known Kol-Kandoli temple to welcome Rahul Gandhi.
“We are wandering in Jammu for the final three many years after our migration from Kashmir. We have come right here to welcome Gandhi as he may assist in our rehabilitation again within the Valley because it was Congress which labored for the group previously by offering employment package deal to our youth,” Geeta Koul informed Press Trust of India.
She mentioned the largest situation for them is the rehabilitation of the group and the BJP has miserably “failed” on this mission and “ignored us”.
After strolling for over one-and-a-half hours, the yatra is scheduled to make a stopover and can resume close to the Army gate Rehambal in Udhampur district at 2 pm.
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