Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Tuesday as the Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Punjab.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “Bharat Jodo Yatra finishes Haryana leg in Ambala now. Tomorrow morning is the Punjab leg. There can be no better way to begin that than with a pilgrimage to the holiest Golden Temple in Amritsar. There’ll be no padayatra this afternoon so that Rahul Gandhi can pay his respects there.”
In light of the Lohri celebrations, Ramesh said during a press conference in Ambala that there would be no padayatra in Punjab after 1 pm on January 12 and 13. On January 14, the yatra will resume, and on January 15, Rahul Gandhi will give a press conference address in Jalandhar.
The yatra travelled through the districts of Nuh, Gurugram, and Faridabad during its first part in Haryana, which took place from December 21–23.
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, three Haryana districts (in the first phase), Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh have all been covered by the march thus far.