“Neither rain nor storm can stop the Bharat Jodo Yatra”: Undeterred Rahul Gandhi’s fierce speech


On the third day of his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi gave a public speech in Mysuru despite the bad weather on Sunday, October 2. Rahul Gandhi continued to address the thrilled audience despite the heavy rain drenching everyone. "This yatra will move from Kanyakumari to Kashmir like a river. No amount of rain, wind, or cold will stop its flow. The voyage will continue to resemble a river, and you won't discover any evidence of hatred or violence there. Since this is the history and DNA of India, there would only be love and fraternity "added Rahul Gandhi.

Gandhi had earlier in the day travelled more than 10 kilometres on foot from Badanavalu to Mysuru, where he was greeted by onlookers on both sides of the road. In the midst of Congress supporters beating drums in the leader's welcome, the police were seen attempting to control the mob and preserve order. Women could be seen watching Gandhi on the terrace of their homes, while young people lined the sides of the road hoping to catch a glimpse of the Congress leader.

The Congress leader declared that nothing could stop the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which was intended to "stop the hatred and violence generated by the BJP-RSS," at the location of the public meeting in Mysuru.


Rahul said to the crowd in Mysuru, "No matter how much hate and violence the BJP propagates, this yatra will achieve its goal and will unite people," on the day the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a summons to Karnataka Congress president DK Shiva Kumar for an appearance on October 7 in the National Herald case.

In addition to criticising the BJP government in Karnataka over allegations of corruption, the former president of the Congress charged that Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had gone beyond the pale of corruption. The contractor association wrote to the prime minister, but nothing has been done, he claimed. "This 40% (commission) administration is seeking bribes even from BJP members who are unable to pay up," he stated.

Following the rally in Mysore, Congress leaders praised Rahul Gandhi's perseverance by praising his moment in the rain. Social media users compared Rahul's speech to one Sharad Pawar, the leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), gave during the Maharashtra elections in 2019 amid nonstop rain.

The general secretaries of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Jairam Ramesh and Randeep Surjewala, said on social media that Rahul was unfazed by the rain and steadfast in his commitment to bringing India together.

In spite of the rain in Mysuru on the evening of Gandhi Jayanthi, @RahulGandhi energised the crowd. It was a definite statement. Gandhi's rally video was shared on Twitter by Jairam Ramesh, who also remarked that "no power can stop the #BharatJodoYatra from uniting India against hate, from speaking out against unemployment, and inflation."


Sonia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are anticipated to join Rahul Gandhi for the Bharat Jodo yatra later this week. While Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will join the walk in Nagamangala on October 7, Sonia Gandhi will walk alongside Rahul Gandhi in Melukote on October 6.