Congress' 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' is scheduled to resume from Uttar Pradesh today after a nine-day break.
The Yatra has covered more than 110 days and over 3,000 km so far.
Gandhi-led ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ is set to enter the northern state on Tuesday from Ghaziabad and will reach Baghpat in the evening.
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The Yatra, which started from Kanyakumari on September 7, has covered parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra and Haryana. It will culminate in Jammu and Kashmir.
Congressmen from various parts of Uttar Pradesh started gathering at Mavi Kalan on Monday to make last minute arrangements for ensuring a grand welcome to Rahul Gandhi and others.
Along with a large number of party workers and leaders, the former party chief will be staying at a farm house in Mavi Kalan for the night and start the onward journey Wednesday morning.
District unit president of the party, Yunus Chowdhary told PTI, "Arrangements have been made for Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders at Hari Castle Farm House in Mavi Kalan village for the night halt. About 250 special guests will accompany Gandhi.
"In view of cold weather, mattresses and blankets have been arranged in the big pandal set up for the workers coming from outside," he said.
A kitchen has also been set up and cooks have already started preparations since a large number of people will have to be served food on Tuesday, a cook working there said
Speaking about the Yatra route in the district, Chowdhary said it will start from Mavi Kalan village on the morning of January 4 and reach Gufa temple where party workers will take a break for ‘darshan’ (worship) and food.
The yatra will then enter Badaut town via Sarurpurkalan village.
Gandhi will also address 'Nukkad Sabha' organised at Chhaprauli Chungi in Badaut, Chaurdhary said.
After the meeting is over, the Yatra will leave for onward journey to Shamli district, he added.
Fervid marchers move towards UP to drum beats, patriotic songs
The stretch leading towards Ghaziabad from Kashmiri Gate was decked with tricolour flags and balloons as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed on Tuesday from Delhi.
Scores of Congress leaders and workers gathered at the Hanuman Mandir in Yamuna Bazar, from where the Yatra resumed, holding flags, and banners and chanting slogan "Bharat Jodo."
The marchers joined the Yatra with the singing of patriotic songs and beating of drums, as they proceeded towards Uttar Pradesh, where the march is scheduled to reach later in the day.
A huge police force was deployed and roads were intercepted with barricades at several locations to provide the nationwide yatra with a safe passage.
Before it reached the national capital, the foot march covered more than 130 kilometres in Haryana between December 21 and December 23 passing through the Nuh, Gurugram, and Faridabad districts of the state.
The Yatra will remain in Uttar Pradesh for two days and will enter Haryana's Panipat by Thursday evening.
After traversing Punjab and a day through Himachal Pradesh, the Yatra will enter Jammu and Kashmir, where it will conclude.
(With PTI Inputs)