Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress party, is most likely not going to attend the upcoming winter session of Parliament due to the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, the party announced on Saturday.
The winter session of Parliament is expected to start in the old building in the first week of December and end by the end of the month, according to sources.
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will make the final call on the dates, according to the Party. The proposed date range for the session is from December 7 to December 29.
When asked if party MPs taking part in the yatra will attend Parliament, Congress general secretary in charge of communications Jairam Ramesh stated to reporters that it is unlikely that he and three other lawmakers—Rahul Gandhi, K. C. Venugopal, and Digvijaya Singh—who are walking in the yatra consistently—will attend.
Ramesh said they would let the Chairman and Speaker know they wouldn’t be able to make it to the next session.
He said that the yatra, which has travelled about half of its 3,570 kilometers, is being taken by a number of Congress allies.
Ramesh claimed that Supriya Sule, Jayant Patil, and Jitendra Awhad of the Nationalist Congress Party, as well as Aaditya Thackeray of the Shiv Sena, all took part in the yatra, demonstrating that the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition was still in place.
He claimed that the yatra would probably enter Madhya Pradesh on November 22.
When it came to the sub-yatras, Ramesh noted that Assam was the second state to start a yatra, commencing a yatra on November 1 that was more than 850 kilometres long. Odisha started a yatra concurrently with the main yatra on October 31.
On November 19, Indira Gandhi’s birthday, the party’s Tripura section would launch a yatra, according to Ramesh.
He announced that on December 28 the West Bengal Congress would begin a Bharat Jodo Yatra in the region.
Within the next two weeks, according to Ramesh, the Congress will also plan a Bharat Jodo Yatra in Bihar that will cover about 1,100 kilometres from Banka to Bodh Gaya.