Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra was joined by a surprise guest on Friday. Marvel, a 10-month-old German Shepherd, took part in the long march across Madhya Pradesh.
Sitting behind her owner Rajat Parashar’s bicycle and wearing glasses, Marvel made his way from their home in Gwalior to join the padyatra.
Although the two have already covered some 15,000 km by bicycle across the country, this journey has a very special purpose. Parashar, a civil engineer, says he wants to meet Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and urge him to support animal rights if his party comes to power.
Though they have no luck meeting Mr. Gandhi yet, Mr. Parashar says that Marvel would accompany him as they want to follow the march to Kashmir.
The yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday and is now in Kahrgon’s Kherda. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was joined by his sister Priyanka Gandhi for a second consecutive day on Friday.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra and their son Rehan were also seen matching Rahul Gandhi on the third day of the yatra’s Madhya Pradesh stage.