Hyderabad: As the Congress party's Bharat Jodo Yatra completed 59 days and entered the 60th day, TPCC chief Revanth Reddy announced "Bharat Jodo Garjana" on 7 November in Menuru village of Kamareddy district.
Revanth Reddy, speaking to the press, said, "This Garjana is to express gratitude to Rahul Gandhi as he conducted the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Telangana and to bid a grand farewell to the Yatris."
The Yatra will exit Telangana on Monday night and enter Maharashtra the next day.
The TPCC chief urged the people of Telangana and the Congress cadres to make the Garjana a grand success as a token of thanks to Sonia Gandhi. "She fulfilled the 60-year-old Telangana dream despite knowing the Congress would lose power in Andhra Pradesh. Now is the time to put our political differences and agendas aside and support Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul Gandhi," he said.
"The Bharat Jodo Yatra is a great movement that will be etched in history. I consider it my blessing to have been given the opportunity to participate in this historic Yatra as a PCC president," Revanth said.
Asked about the Munugode by-election result, Revanth Reddy said, "I, along with other Congress leaders and the party's senior leaders, will respond to the matter once the results are out."
The results of the by-poll will be announced later in the day.
During the press conference, Congress leader Batti Vikramarka alleged that the rulers of the country are trying to create division between the people in the name of religion and caste and looting the country's wealth to the crony capitalists.
Former MP Madhu Yashiki said people from all walks of life participated in the Yatra and added, "People of the country and Telangana are looking at Rahul Gandhi as an alternative."
He also spoke about the Nizam sugar factory which was one of the main issues during the Telangana statehood movement. "After KCR came to power, Nizam Sugars was shut down. Some sugarcane farmers led by Jeevan Reddy met Rahul Gandhi today," he said and promised the factory would be reopened once the Congress came to power.
The Yatra that started on 7 September from Kanyakumari has passed through Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh and is now in its last leg in Telangana. With just one day left in Telangana, the Yatra will move from Medak to Kamareddy on Sunday.