SRINAGAR: Amid tight security arrangements, the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) reached Srinagar’s centre, Lal Chowk and unfurled the tricolour. This marks the conclusion of the BJY that started from Kanyakumari in September 2022.
The yatra entered Srinagar city on its last leg Sunday morning and will culminate in the Jammu and Kashmir office of the Congress Party. It started from Pantha Chowk in the morning and will soon reach the Congress office.
Authorities said they have been adequate security arrangements and in in anticipation of the yatra, they have issued a detailed route shift programme. “We have asked the Sunday market t to function today,” one senior official said. “This has helped in issues of movement of the yatra and its security.”
The national hoisting by Rahul Gandhi was witnessed by a good crowd of BJY members and a number of Congress leaders including Priyanka Gandhi. The senior leaders wore white dresses and sang – Janda Ouncha Rahay Hamara. They later sung the national anthem aloud as well.
In anticipation of the brief flag hoisting event, the city centre remained in a tight guard of the security grid. Every inch of the spot was scanned by metal detectors and dog squad was deployed.