Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live updates: The coastal town of Kanyakumari was buzzing with activity on Tuesday as Congress workers geared up for the launch of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, which the party is touting as its biggest mass contact programme since Independence and a “turning point” in India’s political history. Posters with “welcome Rahul Gandhi” and “Bharat Jodo Yatra” written in Tamil adorned the walls of the city on India’s southern tip. Flags and flyers have been put up leading up to the “Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam”, where Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will receive a made-in-India Khadi flag from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday and hand it over to Seva Dal workers, who will manage the yatra throughout its 3,570-km route from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai on Tuesday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra asking him to fill up the vehicle tanks of his convoy in BJP-ruled states to save money. Also, the proposed yatra would open his eyes to the new India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Annamalai claimed.
In other updates from the state, a Mahila Court here on Tuesday sentenced a 34-year old man to undergo 10 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) on charges of attempting to sexually assault his colleague at a commercial complex here 11 months ago The prosecution case was that Anbuvel, working as a salesman in a textile shop in the complex in Singanallur in the city had tried to sexually assault a 24-year old woman working as a cashier in the shop on October 2 last year.
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