Jalandhar: After being suspended for 24 hours due to the death of Congress MP Santokh Singh Chowdhary, it resumed from Khalsa College ground here on Sunday. led by Rahul Gandhi“Bharat Jodo Yatra” A large number of people participated in it. After the launch, Balkaur Singh, father of singer Sidhu Musewala, also walked for some distance with Rahul Gandhi. Chaudhary was cremated with full state honors at his native village Dhaliwal in Jalandhar district on Sunday. Rahul Gandhi also attended the funeral. The 76-year-old Chowdhary, a two-time MP, was elected to the Congress in Phillaur in Punjab on Saturday. ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ He died of a heart attack during
Musewala’s father joined
Before resuming the journey, Rahul Gandhi offered prayers at the Devi Talab temple in Jalandhar. After the yatra started at around 3 pm, singer Sidhu Musewala’s father Balkaur Singh also walked for some distance with Rahul Gandhi. Both also hugged each other. Sidhu Musewala was shot dead in Mansa district of Punjab in May last year. The Congress tweeted, “Today in Bharat Jodo Yatra, Balkaur Singh Sidhu, father of famous Punjabi singer late Sidhu Musewala along with Rahul Gandhi gave a befitting reply to the forces spreading hatred, fear and violence.” Later, during the yatra, two youths also gave a picture of Moosewala to Rahul Gandhi.
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Contested elections on Congress ticket
Musewala contested the 2022 assembly elections from Mansa seat on a Congress ticket, but was defeated. Punjab Pradesh Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Wading, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Partap Singh Bajwa, former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, MLA Pargat Singh and other party leaders “Join India Tour” participated in. The night rest of the yatra will be at Adampur.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 15, 2023, 22:57 IST