After traversing four Assembly constituencies between October 18 and October 21. The Yatra crossed back into Karnataka on Friday. After a short Diwali break, it will move into Telangana on October 27. The UPA’s re-election to power at the federal level in 2009 largely attributed. To the UPA’s capture of 33 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats by the Congress. However, the state divided into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in February 2014. Just before the national and state elections. The Congress has struggled ever since as a result of the reaction in Andhra that followed.
Rahul Yatra in Andhra is vital for Congress observers
The fact that devoted supporters of the late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy helped draw large numbers for the Rahul Yatra in Andhra is vital for Congress observers. YSR the tallest Andhra leader the Congress had, but after his untimely passing in 2009, which contributed to the party’s decline, his son Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is now in charge of the YSRCP, the state’s ruling party.
The organizer of the Bharat Jodo Yatra for Andhra and Telangana, former Telangana PCC head N Uttam Kumar Reddy, stated: “It was a joy to greet and walk with him (Rahul). Thousands of participants arrived from all across Kurnool and the surrounding areas. We are quite excited by the overwhelming support from the people.
Rahul expressed the party’s appreciation with the large numbers
In fact, several of the leaders of the Congress are delighted by the response and astonished. I believe there is room for the Congress to once again flourish in the state,” he remarked.
However, not many people persuaded. Rahul chose the four constituencies since they are all fairly near the Karnataka border and he could visit them on his way back to Raichur in Karnataka. The party had suffered defeats in each of these four seats in 2014 and 2019. Any comeback for the Congress difficult given the YSRCP’s dominance and CM Jagan’s rising popularity.