Swara Bhasker joins Rahul Gandhi in 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker joined politician Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Indian National Congress (INC) devised this yatra as part of their new campaign. Though not declared, this seems to be a part of the 2024 general elections campaign. Many celebrities have accompanied Gandhi on his journey, which started from Kanyakumari on September 7, 2022.
Why does this story matter?
- Billed to be the longest political march organized by any party in India's history, Bharat Jodo Yatra is a novel political move by Congress, a party struggling to find its footing in recent years.
- Marred by controversy over many senior leaders quitting the party in the last few months, the grand old party's 3,570-km yatra is expected to give it a much-needed boost.
Bhasker's interaction with Gandhi
Bhasker walked along with Gandhi in Ujjain as they spoke to each other. She donned a white kurta, and he wore a white t-shirt, and they walked behind a crowd enclosed by the politician's security team. Earlier, she shared her photo after reaching Ujjain, ahead of the walk. Fans lauded Bhasker's move and shared her photos on social media.
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Other prominent personalities who walked with Gandhi
Earlier, veteran filmmaker Amol Palekar and his wife writer Sandhya Gokhale walked with Gandhi in Maharashtra. Several other celebrities like Riya Sen, Pooja Bhatt, Rashami Desai joined Gandhi in his journey at different places in India. The celebrities also took to Twitter to share their experiences and posted photos of the same. Bharat Jodo Yatra has visited Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh.
Bhasker's political stance
Swara Bhasker has been politically vocal and has frequently critiqued the Prime Minister Modi-led government. She has been critical of BJP. She has been ridiculed by the right side of the political spectrum for her opinions but has received love and support from the liberals. In the past, she participated in protests against the Narendra Modi government, like the anti CAA/NRC protests.