New Delhi: With Rahul Gandhi undertaking his padyatra, it has also been a padyatra also for all the journalists who are following his every move.
A day in the life of journalists who are close on his trail.
Run, Hitch a ride, eat on the go, rest where you can - it's all in a day's work for the 250-plus media contingent tracking Rahul Gandhhi's padyatra.
"It's exactly like peepli live. It's a padyatra for Rahul but a run yatra for all of us in the media, said Maushmi Singh, reporter, IBN 7.
Maushmi is one of the 60-plus journalists tracking every move the Congress general secretary makes. A sudden security scare and Kishan chand wass catapulted to the headlines across networks. He had come to shake hands with the Gandhi scion but ended up getting arrested for carrying a pistol instead.
"I just wanted to meet Rahul Gandhi for 5 minutes," said Kishan Chand.
The breaking story lost steam with that statement and it was back to covering Rahul's chaupal.
As the day ended, it was time to go looking for a place to sleep. The next morning is going to be another marathon day for the media.