As Rahul Gandhi’s #BharatJodoYatra passes through its first BJP-governed state, the focus has been on communal hate. The Congress leader had a series of meetings with artists, writers and activists who have been fighting hate, writes @PoojaPrasanna4. Image
Slain journalist #GauriLankesh’s sister Kavitha and mother Indira Lankesh met Rahul Gandhi and walked with him for a few minutes. Kavitha told TNM that Rahul shared his experience of losing a family member to hate and violence. Image
In Karnataka's Mandya, a group of 12 educationalists and activists met Rahul Gandhi for almost an hour and spoke of issues plaguing the education field in the state. Many issues from NEP to the saffronisation of textbooks featured in the discussions. Image
Preethi Nagaraj, a writer and journalist who was part of one such meeting told TNM about her question to #RahulGandhi on dealing with fake news involving him and his family.

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