Pehowa: After a high-drama at Haryana’s border with Punjab, the state authorities allowed the former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and a few party leaders to enter the BJP-ruled state as part of his rally against farm laws.
The development comes after Rahul said on Twitter that, “They have stopped us on a bridge on the Haryana border. I am not moving and am happy to wait here. 1 hour, 5 hours, 24 hours, 100 hours, 1000 hours or 5000 hours.”
They have stopped us on a bridge on the Haryana border. I’m not moving and am happy to wait here.
1 hour, 5 hours, 24 hours, 100 hours, 1000 hours or 5000 hours. pic.twitter.com/b9IjBSe7Bg
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 6, 2020
After winding up his last rally at Sanaur in Patiala, Gandhi went on a tractor from Nurpur in Patiala to reach Haryana border on the concluding day of his “Kheti Bachao Yatra”.
Rahul was accompanied by Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar and senior party leader Harish Rawat on the tractor.
Before the arrival of Rahul at the Punjab-Haryana border, senior Haryana police officials at the spot told reporters that they would not allow more than 100 people to gather at one place as per the guidelines in place due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
However, the 50-year-old, with a few Congress leaders were later allowed to enter Haryana where the party had a couple of programmes scheduled.
On Haryana side, state Congress chief Kumari Selja, senior leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Kiran Choudhary, Ajay Singh Yadav and party’s Haryana affairs in-charge Vivek Bansal were present.