The police team headed by Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda arrived at Gandhi's 12, Tughlaq Lane residence in the high-security area at around 10 am.
Unlike his grandmother and former India PM Indira Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi did not face demonstrators, though India’s high-pitched political battle has raised the profile of Rahul’s UK trip, which the BJP has capitalised on.
Rahul Gandhi’s speeches on the campaign trail in Hindi heartland states have been dreary affairs, more likely to put voters to sleep with their consistent mediocrity. Hard work on this front too awaits the 52-year-old leader who has completed two decades in electoral politics
Rahul Gandhi addressed a student-only lecture at the University on the topic “Learning to Listen in the 21st Century” where he spoke about the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Addressing the 85th plenary session of the Congress Nava Raipur, Gandhi said the party through its Bharat Jodo Yatra instilled love for the tricolour in Kashmiris, while the BJP had taken it away.
Ramesh asserted that there was a lot of enthusiasm and energy among party workers for another yatra after the nearly 4,000-km Kanyakumari-to-Kashmir journey that was undertaken by Gandhi and scores of Congress persons from September last year to January this year.
After the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul can no longer be derided as a silver-spooned, entitled dynast. His walk has re-energised the Congress cadre, but the task of wooing allies and rebuilding the party organisation remains
Addressing a rally to mark the culmination of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, amid heavy snowfall, Kharge said Gandhi was determined to fight for the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's statehood.
Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra which started from Kanyakumari on September 7 concluded in Srinagar on Monday. Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, party spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi mentioned several participants of the Yatra and questioned their credentials.
Amid snowfall in Srinagar, opposition parties joined Congress at Sher-I-Kashmir Cricket Stadium on January 30 for the closing ceremony of Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra
Congress watchers feel the yatra has found some answers the party had been looking for on the road to 2024 but questions remain whether it will yield electoral dividends going forward.
A K Antony, speaking at a programme organised by the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee here to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 75th death anniversary, said it was time to begin the "second phase" to weaken and defeat the divisive forces in the country.
Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the RSS and the BJP were pursuing the policy widening the poor-rich divide in the country.
Rahul Gandhi led the Bharat Jodo Yatra, that covered over 4,000 kms across 12 states and two union territories. It began on September 7 from Kanyakumari and culminated in Kashmir on January 30.
Donning a white T-shirt and a sleeveless jacket, the former Congress chief hoisted the flag at the camp site in Panthachowk to the tunes of the national anthem played to mark the culmination of the yatra, amid a fresh snowfall in the city.
The "padyatra" concluded at the Lal Chowk area on Sunday with Rahul Gandhi unfurling the national flag but the official closing would take place on Monday in Srinagar, amid snowfall.
Rahul Gandhi asked why Union Home Minister Amit Shah does not take out a yatra from Jammu to Kashmir if the security situation has improved.
Speaking at a press conference after the march ended with the hoisting of the tricolour at the Lal Chowk here, Gandhi said he got to learn and understand a lot during the over 4,000-km journey.
The whole area around Lal Chowk has been sealed off and a multi-layer security ring deployed around the city centre.
Rahul Gandhi resumed his walk from Chursoo in south Kashmir's Awantipora at 9.20 am, a day after cancelling the march in Anantnag after his party alleged that police arrangements by the J-K administration "completely collapsed" during the yatra.
The Congress on Friday had alleged that police arrangements by the Union Territory's administration "completely collapsed".
His letter to Shah comes after the Bharat Jodo Yatra was suspended for the afternoon session on Friday following a "security lapse", with the Congress alleging that the J and K Police had withdrawn security around its leader Rahul Gandhi in the wake of surging crowds during the foot march in Qazigund.
Rahul Gandhi alleged the police arrangement collapsed soon after he crossed the Banihal-Qazigund tunnel. “My security immediately told me we shouldn’t move further,” he added.
The former chief minister, however, sidestepped questions on the Congress' stand on the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying he does not want to delve into it.