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Rahul Gandhi walks 3,000 km to challenge PM Modi in 2024 LS election

By stopping in smallest, most remote of villages, Gandhi has sold himself as one among the masses, and capable of counteracting BJP's efforts to push Hindu majoritarian views in a secular nation

Rahul Gandhi, Bharat Jodo Yatra
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After more than 100 days walking nearly the entire length of India, Rahul Gandhi, scion of the nation’s most famous political dynasty, stood before a shivering crowd in rural Himachal Pradesh as a cheer went up.
 
Bearded and clad in a white t-shirt, Gandhi bore none of the vestiges of wealth or elitism that have smudged his family’s name in recent years. In the village of Ghatota, Gandhi’s message to supporters on a cold day this month was a simple one: “We started this march to bring people together.”

His journey through India — a 2,170 mile trek from the

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First Published: Jan 29 2023 | 11:02 AM IST

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