Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes from Samba

JAMMU — Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi resumed from Vijaypur in Samba district on Monday morning amid tight security as it headed for Jammu.

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh, general secretary Organisation KC Venugopal, former minister Tariq Hamid Karra and former J&K Pradesh Congress Committee president GA Mir along with a large number of party workers and supporters carrying Tricolours joined Gandhi in Vijaypur along the Jammu-Pathankot highway as the march resumed at around 7am.

After covering a distance of 22km on 129th day of the yatra, the marchers will reach Satwari Chowk in Jammu, where Gandhi will address a gathering before moving to Sidhra for a night halt.

The yatra is progressing smoothly under a tight security cover and had reached Saroor at 8.45am where it stopped for a tea-break.

As the yatra progressed, Gandhi was cheered on by the public and party workers who waited for him standing on either side of the road.

Officials said all necessary arrangements were in place for the yatra, which is scheduled to culiminate in Srinagar on January 30 with Gandhi hoisting the national flag at his party headquarters at a mega rally. — (PTI)