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Rahul Gandhi’s walk across India attracts crowds, but will it get him the votes?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (centre, in white) with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra marching in the Bharat Jodo Yatra or "Unite India Rally" in Delhi on Jan 3, 2023. ST PHOTO: NIRMALA GANAPATHY
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NEW DELHI - In the biting cold, wearing just a white polo shirt and khaki trousers, Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi led hundreds of supporters through the Indian capital and into the state of Uttar Pradesh as part of his Bharat Jodo, or Unite India, march on Tuesday.

The 52-year-old, whose weather-beaten face sports an overgrown salt and pepper beard, had been pounding the streets of the country for the past 109 days.

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