Rahul Gandhi's picture with army personnel from 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' goes viral; netizens ask, 'Isn't it a violation of Army Act?'

Netizens couldn't stop themselves from commenting that the army personnel are not allowed to promote any political party and now, the man has been identified too.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, November 11, 2022, 07:27 PM IST
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Rahul Gandhi's picture with army personnel from 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' goes viral; netizens ask, 'Isn't it a violation of Army Act?' | Twitter- INCIndia

Bharat Jodo Yatra that began on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, entered its 65th day on Friday, November 11. It had reached Deglur in Maharashtra's Nanded from neighbouring Telangana on November 7 night and has been in the district for five days. It will cover a distance of 382 kms across five districts before entering Madhya Pradesh on November 20.

After the yatra resumed at around 6 am, Gandhi was greeted by the people on the road. The Congress leader met the local residents and interacted with them on the way.

Amid this, a picture of Rahul Gandhi with an army personnel is going viral and was posted by the official Twitter account of The Indian National Congress on Thursday, November 10. Netizens couldn't stop themselves from commenting that the army personnel are not allowed to promote any political party. A Twitter user even write that isn't' it a violation of army act 1950 section 21(b) and army rules 1954 section 20 and punishable offence? Our army is apolitical and nobody from it is allowed to be a part of politics.

Check their comments below:

As per reports, the army personnel is identified as Sepoy Rohan Dhanajkar from Mahar Regiment and he is a native of Nanded district where the yatra passed through. His leave ended on October 30 but he hasn't joined his unit and the man is in Army since 2008.

On Thursday evening, Gandhi had addressed a rally in Nanded. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders and actor Sushant Singh were present there. Gandhi is scheduled to address his second public rally on November 18 at Shegaon in Buldhana district.

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