Congress supporters from Noida arrived in Ghaziabad on Tuesday to join Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. Congress workers from Noida and other parts of Gautam Buddh Nagar district gathered at the Loni border in Ghaziabad to join the Yatra led by local leader Pankhuri Pathak.

During the Yatra rush, traffic diverted in the Loni area from 10 am to 6 pm.

According to traffic police, vehicles, including e-rickshaws and cars, are not permitted between the Loni Border (with Delhi) and the Mandola Border (with Baghpat) during this time.

The Rahul Gandhi-led Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed today from Delhi after a nine-day winter break. So far, the Yatra has covered 3,000 km over 110 days, crossing southern states and then going through Rajasthan and Delhi.

As the BJP shifts focus to Bengal ahead of panchayat elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and BJP chief JP Nadda will campaign there.

CNN-News18 reported that the party would hold 40 big rallies across Bengal. Nadda will launch the campaign in East Medinipur, the bastion of Suvendu Adhikari. Nandigram is also located in East Medinipur, and political experts say it is significant that the BJP president will meet here.

According to the sources, Shah and PM Modi will meet in Bengal after Nadda’s visit.

It is believed by party insiders that the BJP did well in the 2019 elections due to its aggressive campaign since the 2018 panchayat elections. Bengal BJP plans to bring high-profile campaigners from January onwards to not only help with the panchayat elections, but also lay the foundation for the Lok Sabha elections of 2024.