Aditya takes part in the Bharat Jodo Yatra and marches with Rahul in Maharashtra’s Hingoli
At Kalamnuri in Hingoli, where the march arrived during the day from Nanded district, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Aaditya Thackeray joined the Congress’ ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ along with Rahul Gandhi.
In addition to Thackeray, Ambadas Danve, leader of the opposition in the state Legislative Council, and Sachin Ahir were also present.
A cross-country foot march led by Gandhi has entered its 65th day. People gathered along the route were waved by the Congress MP from Kerala and Aaditya Thackeray.
During the march, flowers were presented to the participants in Seni village in Nanded’s Ardhapur taluka. At Choramba Phata, the march entered the Hingoli district.
An elephant was brought along by a large number of women and children who came to cheer the march in Hingoli.
Former servicemen stood along the march route and shouted slogans in support of the march and the implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension (ORO).
Former Army man Sahebrao Hone asserted: “We believe that the Congress has the ability to fulfil this demand (OROP).
The route of Gandhi’s march was filled with interactions between Gandhi and the public.
Nationalist Congress Party leaders Supriya Sule and Jitendra Awhad participated in the march on Thursday. Despite being invited to join the yatra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar was unable to participate because of ill health.
Uddhav Thackeray, the chief of the Shiv Sena (UBT), has also been invited to participate in the Maharashtra leg of the march.