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Before continuing Punjab leg of BJY, Rahul Gandhi to visit Golden Temple

Before continuing Punjab leg of BJY, Rahul Gandhi to visit Golden Temple

Chandigarh: Rahul Gandhi, the head of the Congress, will offer prayers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar this afternoon before the Bharat Jodo Yatra starts its leg through Punjab on Wednesday. The march's Haryana phase

came to an end on Tuesday.

Jairam Ramesh, senior Congress leader tweeted, "Day 116 -- #BharatJodoYatra finishes Haryana leg in Ambala now. 2mrw morning is Punjab leg. There can be no better way to begin that than with a pilgrimage to holiest Golden Temple in Amritsar."

"There'll be no padyatra this afternoon so that @RahulGandhican pay his respects there," Mr Ramesh tweeted.

Earlier in the morning, Rahul Gandhi resumed the foot march from Shahpur in Ambala Cantt.

The Yatra had entered Haryana's Panipat from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh on Thursday last and later it also passed through Karnal and Kurukshetra districts before concluding in Ambala district.

After a halt at New Anaj Mandi, Sirhind in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib on Tuesday night, the Punjab leg of the Yatra will resume from there on Wednesday morning.

During the Haryana leg of the Yatra, Mr Gandhi was among others accompanied by senior Congress leaders, including Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Kumari Selja, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Deepender Singh Hooda and State Congress chief Udai Bhan.

A large number of common people joined the march as it passed through Haryana.

The Yatra had covered more than 130 km in its first leg in Haryana from December 21 to 23, passing through Nuh, Gurugram, and Faridabad districts. It re-entered Haryana through Panipat on Thursday evening from Uttar Pradesh.

The Yatra, which started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, will conclude in Srinagar by January 30, with Mr Gandhi hoisting the national flag in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

The march has so far covered Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana.

With PTI inputs

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