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Extreme unhealthy climate and landslides on Wednesday compelled the postponement of the second leg of Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ which was on account of begin from Banihal city later this afternoon. Rahul Gandhi proceeded with Ramban’s ‘Yatra’ on Wednesday morning amid heavy rain however needed to cease on account of unhealthy climate. Now the yatra will resume on Friday after a relaxation day tomorrow.

The journey from Ramban to Banihal on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is a problem. The solely 270 km lengthy freeway connecting Kashmir with the remainder of the nation has a number of sections like Panthiyal, Mehar and Magarkot that are vulnerable to landslides throughout rains. Traffic on the freeway was suspended on Wednesday after heavy rain triggered rock throwing at some locations in Ramban district. A truck driver was killed and two others have been injured through the incident.

Congress Secretary General Jairam Ramesh tweeted: “Due to bad weather conditions and landslides in the region, the afternoon leg of #BharatJodoYatra at Ramban & Banihal has been cancelled. Tomorrow is a rest day and the Yatra will resume the next day, January 27, at 8 a.m..” Earlier within the day, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Spokesman Jahanzaib Sirwal mentioned the ‘Yatra’ began round 9am from Bathi with an hour delay on account of heavy rain and had accomplished the primary stage on day 131.

Rahul, who kicked off the “Yatra” carrying his signature white t-shirt, then donned a black raincoat. Despite the rain, massive numbers of staff and Congress supporters gathered on the street with the tricolor in hand to welcome Rahul. J&Ok Congress President Vikar Rasool Wani was seen strolling with Rahul Gandhi and introducing him to a number of leaders. Rahul’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ departed from Kanyakumari on September 7 and entered Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday by way of Punjab. At the tip of the “Yatra”, Rahul Gandhi is because of unfurl the nationwide flag on the occasion headquarters in Srinagar and deal with a rally on the Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium on January 30.

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