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Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been avoiding public events, while Rahul Gandhi is currently abroad. Seniors leaders including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were present at the event.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala did not disclose Gandhi’s destination. However, sources said he left Italy on a Qatar Airways flight in the morning.
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The RSS-backed Vanvasi Ashram, which is India’s largest tribal welfare organisation, was founded on this day, 68 years ago.
The foot march comes after Priyanka Gandhi’s letter to CM Yogi Adityanath, highlighting the poor condition of cowsheds in the state & also the death of several cows.
The Congress had planned a march from their party office to Rashtrapati Bhawan, where leaders were to meet President Kovind and hand over a memorandum signed by 2 crore farmers.
The Congress won just 26 seats after fielding 157 candidates and had earlier refused to be a part of the seven-party Gupkar alliance.
The fact that Congress needs rebuilding is no rocket science, the question is who it needs rebuilding under. A leadership change is what it needs to talk about.
Congress says a delegation led by Rahul Gandhi will submit a memorandum signed by around 2 crore farmers to President Kovind on 24 December.
Harshit Singhai, a Scindia loyalist, says he had filed his nomination for long-delayed election 3 years ago, and informed Congress in March that he quit the party.