Over the past couple of days, a number of individuals coming to affix the Yatra have been seen sporting related khaki trousers and white T-shirt that Rahul has been sporting throughout the 50-plus days of his march – ditching the tight denims and shirts that lots of them sported within the earlier days. Volunteers of some organisations just like the Telangana Youth Welfare, together with its president Syed Jalaluddin Zafar, who met Rahul on Wednesday additionally turned up in related apparel.
In his sartorial selection, Rahul is following within the footsteps of different lengthy marchers earlier than him on this a part of the nation — Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana BJP President Bandi Sanjay.
In 2017, when Jagan started his over 3,500-km-long Praja Sankalp Yatra from his late father Dr Y S Rajashekara Reddy’s native village Idupulapaya, in YSR Kadapa district, he ditched his pin-striped shirts and fitted trousers in favour of a white full-sleeve shirt and loose-fitting brown trousers, each in cotton. All through the 341 days of the mega yatra, Jagan most popular the identical apparel, and his aides carried freshly ironed new pairs for a change throughout transient stopovers.
“Cotton is comfy. The white full-sleeve shirt retains me cool whereas out within the sizzling solar, and my palms are usually not uncovered. Unfastened becoming cotton trousers are good for lengthy walks,’’ he had mentioned throughout an interview whereas on the stroll close to Chilakaluripet in Guntur district.
Jagan’s Praja Sankalpa Yatra stays the longest padyatra by any politician within the nation, except Rahul’s foot-march from Kanyakumari to Srinagar exceeds the three,648 km that Jagan walked in Andhra Pradesh, ending on January 9, 2019, at Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district, close to the Odisha border.
Jagan additionally beat his father’s file on the time, of a 1,500-km padyatra in 60 days, which he had began on April 9, 2003. Throughout his march, YSR opted for a white full-sleeve shirt and a white dhoti.
Within the center, in October 2012, Telugu Desam Social gathering chief N Chandrababu Naidu walked 2,800 km in 205 days. He too most popular loose-fitting brown cotton / khadi shirt, paired with brown cotton trousers.
The final to traverse Telangana earlier than Rahul was the state BJP chief, Bandi Sanjay Kumar. He began his Praja Sangrama Yatra on August 28 final 12 months, and has up to now accomplished 4 phases protecting over 44 Meeting constituencies and clocking over 1,200 km.
His sartorial choice has been a white full-sleeve cotton / khadi shirt and matching white trousers. “We stroll within the solar the entire day throughout padyatras so white or shades of sunshine brown hold us cool,’’ he says.
Whether it is an especially sizzling day, Kumar ties a white or brown material over his head, which YSR additionally did.
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