Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the grand old party’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra,” a mass contact programme, visited the Suttur Math on Sunday, a pilgrim centre with a thousand-year history, in Karnataka’s Mysuru. He also enlisted the help of seer Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. Rahul Gandhi is visiting the old Mysuru region on Monday, the fourth day of the Congress campaign in the state, including towns such as Srirangapatna and Pandavapura.
“Shri @RahulGandhi visited Suttur Mutt in Mysore and sought blessings of Seer Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji. (sic),” a tweet by the party on its official handle read. Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji is Suttur Math’s 24th pontiff. Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during his visit.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi attacked the ruling BJP government in Karnataka on Sunday. This time, he delivered his speech while standing in heavy rain, getting drenched, drawing praise and aw. ‘The BJP government has broken all the records in corruption. They charge 40% for everything and either prime minister or chief minister bother to stop the corruption,” he said,
In his tweets, he also said that “no one can stop Bharat Jodo Yatra, even the rain”. “Uniting India, No one can stop us. From raising the voice of India, No one can stop us. Will go from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, no one can stop the Bharat Jodo Yatra. (sic),” he wrote.
Rahul Gandhi resumed his foot march at Hardinge Circle in Mysuru on Monday. The yatra will pass through the towns of Srirangapatna, Mandya, and Pandavapura. Rahul Gandhi will stop in TS Chatra village later in the day before wrapping up his campaign. The Bharat Jodo Yatra will be suspended for two days on Tuesday and Wednesday to observe Dasara.