The Bharat Jodo Yatra continued for the third day on Saturday, with thousands joining the Congress march.
On day three, the Padayatra started from Mulagumoodu, known for pepper and other spices.
Rahul Gandhi met students of St. Mary’s Matriculation school and gave them the message on Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress General Secretary Communication Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet.
Yong school girls shared selfie moment with the former Congress President after the march resumed earlier. He took a quick tea break at a roadside stall where the tea-kiosk owner Leela enthusiastically made and poured tea for the leader.
Thousands lined the route of the Yatra with posters, and flags of the Congress party.
Cultural performances were witnessed at different points, with folk dancers performing to the tune of traditional instruments.
The Yatra will break at Nesamony Memorial Christian college, Marthandam, Kanyakumari
In the afternoon, Rahul Gandhi will hold interactions with MGNREGA workers, fisherwomen, and disabled rights activists.
The over 3,500km foot march will resume post lunch from Nesamony Memorial college around 4 pm, and the night halt for the day would be at Samuel LMS Higher Secondary school, Cheruvarakonam, in district of Kerala.
On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi had said that the Yatra is to connect with the people. It is against the ideology of the BJP and RSS which divided and spread hatred in the country,
The Wayanad MP said, “There are two visions of India. One vision which is rigid, controlling and another vision which is open minded. This ‘battle’ will continue and we are playing our role.”
He also urged the entire Opposition to come together for the 2024 general elections.
The Yatra was launched in Kanyakumari on September 7, and the foot march started from the morning of September 8.