, Jan 25 () Congress leader Rahul Gandhi left for New Delhi on Thursday afternoon as the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ took a two-day break after entering West Bengal.
The Yatra led by Gandhi, which began on January 14 from Manipur, entered the Coochbehar district of West Bengal from Assam in the morning.
After leading a roadshow in Coochbehar, Gandhi went to New Delhi as the Yatra took a two-day break. In the meanwhile, the Yatra proceeded to Falakata in Alipurduar for a halt.
“Gandhi left for New Delhi from the Hasimara air base in Alipurduar on a special flight. He had some urgent work,” state Congress leader Subhankar Sarkar said.
“After the recess, the Yatra will resume on January 28. Gandhi will come back by then and join it,” he said
After the break, the Yatra will navigate through Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Uttar Dinajpur and Darjeeling districts of West Bengal before entering Bihar on January 29.
The Yatra is scheduled to re-enter West Bengal on January 31 via Malda and it will pass through Murshidabad, both Congress stronghold districts, before departing the state on February 1.