Braving rains, Rahul Gandhi addresses gathering in Mysuru; video goes viral
New Delhi, Oct 02: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday braved rains to address a huge gathering in Mysuru and this video has now gone viral on social media sites.
The former Congress president, who is leading 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', himself shared the clip on his social media sites and wrote, "Uniting India, No one can stop us. By raising the voice of India, No one can stop us. Will go from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, no one can stop the India Jodi Yatra, [sic]"
Senior Congress leader Congress Jairam Ramesh too posted the clip, saying that nothing can stop the yatra. "Bereft of heavy rain in Mysore on the evening of Gandhi Jayanti @RahulGandhi addressing a public meeting. It was a clear announcement. No power can stop #BharatJodoYatra from uniting the country against hate, against unemployment and inflation, [sic]" he posted.
गांधी जयंती की शाम मैसूर में तेज़ बारिश से बेपरवाह @RahulGandhi जनसभा को संबोधित करते रहे। यह एक स्पष्ट ऐलान था। नफ़रत के ख़िलाफ़ देश को एकजुट करने, बेरोज़गारी और महंगाई के ख़िलाफ़ आवाज़ उठाने से #BharatJodoYatra को कोई भी शक्ति नहीं रोक सकती। pic.twitter.com/2aQMAQoXiB— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) October 2, 2022
Youth Congress president Srinivas BV tweeted, "The day began with the blessings of Bapu and ended with the rains blessing it. Despite the heavy downpour, Shri @RahulGandhi stood right there addressing the Yatris. #BharatJodoYatra."
The NCP drew parallels between Sharad Pawar's rain-drenched speech during a bypoll campaign in 2019 and Rahul Gandhi's address amid showers in Mysuru. "'Time has Proved and Time will Prove'. When the Rain Gods decide to Bless you, there will soon be a Storm in the Opposition Camp," NCP national spokesman Clyde Crasto tweeted.
Crasto shared pictures on Twitter of Pawar addressing a rally in Satara during a Lok Sabha bypoll in October 2019, and Gandhi's rally on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Gandhi paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, and said on this occasion "we pledge to unite India" in the same manner the Father of the Nation had united the country against injustice.
"Bapu taught us to walk on the path of truth and non-violence. He explained the meaning of love, compassion, harmony and humanity," the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi. "