Rahul Gandhi ends T-shirt debate, wears jacket as Yatra resumes from Kathua towards Jammu

Srinagar, Jan 20 (KNS): Former Congress president and Member Parliament Rahul Gandhi on Friday wore a jacket as he resumed Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kathua towards Jammu, thereby ending over a 4 month long debate on his t-shirt. 

Reports reaching Kashmir News Service (KNS) said Rahul Gandhi resumed the J&K-leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra from Hatli Morh area of Kathua today morning, wearing a black jacket.

Gandhi, for the first time in his long march of 125 days, travelling over 3400 Kms wore a jacket, thereby ending the long debate on his t-shirt. 

Rahul Gandhi’s t-shirt has been a national debate over the last few days, particularly during the onset of winter in north India as he had stated he would be wearing it when he starts feeling the cold. 

On January 10, Rahul Gandhi stated that he has decided to wear t-shirt only during the Yatra after meeting poor girls who had been wearing “torn clothes” even during the winter in Madhya Pradesh.

He had stated that he wants to give out a message to those girls that if they are feeling cold, then Rahul Gandhi will also feel it. 

Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after reaching Lakhanpur, where he was welcomed by National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and several senior Congress leaders and many other opposition leaders. 

The Yatra started from Kaniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 07 last year and will end on January 30 after it reaches Srinagar, where Rahul Gandhi will hoist the national flag. 

Congress has also sent an invitation to over 22 opposition parties to take part in the concluding ceremony of the Yatra at Srinagar on Jan 30. (KNS)

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