As the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra is slated to enter Maharashtra in November, a delegation of the party met Nationalist Congress Party or NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray to invite them to be part of the march.
The delegation comprised party in-charge for Maharashtra HK Patil, former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, former state chief Balasaheb Thorat, Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap and party leaders Vishwajit Kadam, Amar Rajurkar, Naseem Khan and Sandeep Tambe.
The Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra is scheduled to cover a distance of 3,570 km in 150 days. It started on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and will conclude in Jammu and Kashmir. It will enter Maharashtra on November 7.
Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the yatra, has so far covered four states – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
The Maharashtra Congress delegation met Mr Thackeray at his residence Matoshree and Mr Pawar at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan.
The NCP and the Uddhav Thackeray-led faction of the Shiv Sena are part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA).
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