Rahul Gandhi Unfurls National Flag At Lal Chowk

SRINAGAR, Jan 29: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday unfurled the flag at the historic clock tower of Lal Chowk here as part of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra', amid stringent security measures usually reserved for a prime ministerial visit. Taking a 30-minute break from the Kanyakumari to foot march at Sonawar, Gandhi drove to the Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters on Maulana Azad Road before heading to the clock tower, locally known as ‘Ghanta Ghar', to unfurl the tricolour. Gandhi was accompanied by his sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party leaders from and Kashmir for the flag hoisting.
The security for the 10-minute event was at its peak as all roads leading to Lal Chowk had been sealed off from Saturday night and no vehicular movement was allowed. Shops, establishments and the weekly flea market were closed as part of the security drill for the flag unfurling by the former Congress president.