Padyatra

  • Harish Rawat set to kick-start poll campaign in Uttarakhand today March 12, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will embark on a seven-day padyatra in holy city Haridwar on Wednesday to kickstart Congress' campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the hill state. Public meetings will be organised as part of the campaign to inform people about achievements of the Congress-led governments in the...
  • Congress leaders to take up 4-day 'padyatra' from February 15 February 8, 2014

    After AAP's Kumar Vishwas reached out to people here, Congress leaders will take up a four-day 'padyatra' in all 16 blocks of party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's Parliamentary constituency to create awareness about the work done by the UPA government. The four-day padyatra will begin on February 15 with 25 Congress activists...
  • Delhi BJP President to woo slum dwellers with 'Badlo Dilli Padyatra' November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Vijay Goel will on Wednesday launch his 'Badlo Dilli Padyatra' with an aim to inform voters in slums and jhuggis about the allegedly failed promises of the Congress government and put forward his party's "positive agenda". "As the state president of the party, I would undertake...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Defiant VHP to go ahead with its Ayodhya yatra August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will go ahead with its proposed 20-day Ayodhya Yatra even though the Uttar Pradesh government has denied permission for the rally. The VHP leaders had met the ruling Samajwadi Party leaders last week to seek their support for the yatra. The VHP has...
  • Naidu promises to bring Andhra back on path of development April 28, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Winding up his nearly seven-month long 'padyatra' (walkathon), Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday promised to bring back Andhra Pradesh on the path of development and restore its glory. Addressing a mammoth public meeting in Visakhapatnam on Saturday night, Naidu made a slew of promises...
  • Chandrababu Naidu falls, suffers minor injuries February 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N Chandrababu Naidu suffered minor injuries when a makeshift dais collapsed while he was garlanding a statue in Guntur district Thursday, a party leader has said. The incident took place at Kolakaluru village in Guntur district during Naidu's 'padyatra' (march). A TDP leader said Naidu...
  • Jagan's sister to embark on longest 'padyatra' October 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: With the Supreme Court refusing to grant bail to YSR Congress party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy in the illegal assets case, his sister Sharmila has decided to embark on a 'padyatra' to keep the party afloat. Sharmila will launch the 'padyatra' from her father YS Rajasekhara Reddy's grave at...
  • BJP to launch Parivartan Padyatra in Uttar Pradesh January 8, 2012

    Lucknow: The BJP on Sunday decided to launch a ten-day Parivartan Padyatra beginning January 10 in assembly segments in Uttar Pradesh going to polls in the first two phases. "The party has decided to organise Padyatra programme between January 10 and 20. It will be kicked off by state party...
  • Mamata to participate in anti-hooch padayatra December 22, 2011

    Kolkata: Close on the heels of the state's worst hooch disaster, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take part in a padayatra on December 30 to raise awareness against consumption of illegal liquor. "On December 30, a padyatra will be held against this problem of illegal liquor. I'll also participate...
  • Advani to raise issue of black money during Yatra October 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday said the issue of bringing back Indian black money illegally stashed away abroad would figure prominently during his anti-corruption 'Jan Chetna Yatra' across the country. "Though I will raise the issue of rampant corruption, price rise and extreme poverty that...
  • Rahul ends padyatra in an impressive way July 9, 2011

    Aligarh: Rahul Gandhi on Saturday finished off his padyatra against the UP government by holding a mahapanchayat - with renewed rhetoric against Mayawati. Responding to his critics at the grand finale of his four-day padyatra, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said, "People say this padyatra is a drama. But I say,...
  • Rahul winds up UP padyatra, returns to Delhi July 8, 2011

    Bajna: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wound up his four-day foot march through the dusty heartlands of rural Uttar Pradesh and returned to Delhi. Describing the padyatra as an unforgettable experience that has enlightened him of the farmers problems, the Gandhi scion told farmers...
  • Keeping pace with Rahul on his padyatra July 8, 2011

    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 -...
  • Breach in Rahul's security, man with pistol held July 7, 2011

    New Delhi: In a security scare for Rahul Gandhi, a young man carrying a revolver was on Thursday detained while trying to move close to Congress leader during his padayatra to Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. The man with a .32 bore revolver was nabbed by the Special Protection Group (SPG)...
  • Ground Report: The politics of a padyatra July 7, 2011

    Tappal: It's the third day of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's four-day padyatra. He is headed to Zikarpur where three farmers were killed last year in anti-land acquisition protests. Gandhi is expected to make impromptu stops, and continue his interaction with farmers. He has been joined by Youth Congress leaders...
  • Padyatra a real test for 'politician' Rahul July 6, 2011

    The Congress' victory or defeat in UP polls will be seen as a victory or defeat of Rahul Gandhi. ...
  • Rahul's kisan yatra a political gimmick: Rajnath July 6, 2011

    Lucknow: Terming Rahul Gandhi's march to highlight farmers' problems as a political gimmick, senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Wednesday alleged both Congress and BSP were creating a situation to distract attention of the people from corruption and other issues. "Problems of farmers are aplenty and serious. But both Congress and...
  • Rahul's padyatra violates Sec 144 order: Police July 6, 2011

    Aligarh: The Aligarh district administration on Wednesday said if Rahul Gandhi takes out a 'kisan padyatra' in the district it would be a clear violation of prohibitory orders in force for the past 20 days in the area. "Section 144 CrPC is in force all over the district since June 12...
  • Roti, charpai, padyatra: Rahul fights Maya July 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi left for Tappal in west Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning as he took on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on her home turf. Rahul Gandhi started the padyatra on Tuesday from Bhatta-Parsaul village. Rahul Gandhi resumed his footmarch on Wednesday to make common...
  • Rahul Gandhi's UP padyatra: miles for votes? July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress has sounded the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh as Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday began his padyatra across the state. His first stop was Bhatta Parsaul, the village where the Mayawati government finds itself in the centre of a land acquisition row. The padyatra across...
  • Rahul's padyatra in UP a political drama: BJP July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday termed Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's 'padyatra' in Bhatta-Parsaul village of Uttar Pradesh to raise awareness about land acquisition as a 'political drama'. "It is nothing more than a political drama and a political stunt," BJP leader Rajnath Singh told reporters. The BJP...
  • Rahul dares Maya, starts protest march across UP July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Nearly two months after his visit to the epicentre of farmers' protests at Bhatta Parsaul - that led to his midnight arrest - Rahul Gandhi seems to be testing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's patience yet again. The Congress General Secretary visited Parsaul village in Greater Noida on Tuesday...