Rahul Gandhi thanks Karnataka cops as yatra rolls into Andhra Pradesh | Bengaluru News

BALLARI: Congress’ Rahul Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Gandhi participated Andhra Pradesh are from Ballari on a hectic day on Sunday, with yatris being given a grand welcome in MokaBallari.
However, the final leg of Sunday’s marathon was overshadowed by the injuries of four yatra participants. Four people, including the president of gram panchayat, were electrocuted after coming into contact with a high-voltage wire in Dodda Mori, Moka.
Sources said one of the yatra participants was holding an iron rod with the National Assembly flag on it. The stick accidentally touched a high-voltage wire, causing burns to him and three others. The injuries are said to be mild.
The injured were treated in ambulances as part of the parade, and then they were transported to a local government hospital for further treatment. Rahul visited the hospital and spoke to the injured. B Nagendra, Ballari countryside MLA, Rahul said he directed the team to issue Rs 1 lakh to each of the four people for their treatment. One victim said his injuries were not serious: “I am completely healthy now, thank you to our party leaders and workers.”
Big welcome at Moka Meanwhile, yatra rolls to Yaragudi, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday. Yatris, including Karnataka National Assembly speaker DK Shivakumar and BK Hariprasad, opposition leaders in the legislative assembly, continued their march from Sanganakallu village, Ballari, in the morning and reached Moka village at around 9.30am.
Rahul sat drinking tea by the roadside between Sanganakallu and Moka, belonging to the Ballari rural assembly segment. Nagendra erected giant banners and masts on either side of the road, giving the march a bit of a festive feel.
At Moka, Rahul was greeted warmly by the women who were touting arati. He continued to interact with the participants and take pictures with the children and other yatris. Near the Andhra border, he thanked the police officers for providing security and took pictures with them.
After the day’s march, Rahul and the others returned to Sanganakallu and stopped there. The march will take a break on Monday to allow Rahul and others to vote in the AICC presidential election.


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