Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi's pan-India Congress revival movement hit by the menace of pickpockets

The Alappuzha district Congress committee president Babu Prasad on Saturday became poorer by Rs 5,000 when his pocket was picked while he was getting ready to receive Rahul Gandhi leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Rahul Gandhi is on a 'yatra' spree to revive the grassroots level of the INC.
Rahul Gandhi is on a 'yatra' spree to revive the grassroots level of the INC.Swapnil1101 (Wikimedia Commons)

The Alappuzha district Congress committee president Babu Prasad on Saturday became poorer by Rs 5,000 when his pocket was picked while he was getting ready to receive Rahul Gandhi leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Prasad, a former Congress legislator by virtue of being the DCC president was in the forefront to receive the yatra when it entered the Alappuzha district crossing over from Kollam district on Saturday morning.

Incidentally, a similar thing was reported when the Gandhi-led yatra entered Thiruvananthapuram district from neighboring Tamil Nadu state at Nemom on the 12th of this month.

It was later identified from CCTV visuals that there were three pickpockets, all from Tamil Nadu.

Now at Alappuzha, the Congress party is trying to see if there are any CCTV visuals.

This yatra has evoked a huge response ever since it entered the Kerala border on the 11th of this month. There are close to around 5,000 people in the morning session of the yatra, while in the evening, participation swells to around over 20,000. (KB/IANS)

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