Had To Call Off My Walk, Says Rahul On ‘Security Breach’ In JK

| Updated: January 27, 2023 5:16 pm

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he had to cancel his walk for the day because police arrangements unfortunately “completely collapsed”. 

The former Congress president said that Police personnel who were supposed to manage the crowd were nowhere to be seen. “It’s the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s responsibility to provide security… I hope security will now be ensured for the remaining days of the yatra,” Gandhi, who started his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kanyakumari in September and ends it in Srinagar on January 30, said. 

“I had to call off my walk because I can’t go against my security people,” the Congress leader said.  

His party colleague Jairam Ramesh added that Gandhi’s security team is holding discussions with the Jammu and Kashmir administration to ensure that everything goes off smoothly for the next few days. 

Earlier, The Yatra was called off earlier due to poor weather and landslides. The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which started in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari on September 7, will end on January 30 in Srinagar after covering 3,970 km, 12 states and two Union territories. 

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