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Tulsi Jatra of Odisha Congress reaches Puri

Puri:1/12 The Tulasi Yatra of Odisha Congress, which was initiated demanding the opening of four gates of Puri Jagannath Temple, reached Puri  on Friday. Party workers from across the state reached the Jagannath Temple with the Tulasi leaves, collected from the locals.

Earlier, during the Tulasi Yatra, Congress workers had taken out a rally with Tulasi leaves collected from across the state. The rally began from the Odisha Congress Bhawan in Bhubaneswar, where the Tulasi leaves were gathered together, fetched from the districts.

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president, Sarat Pattanayak, party’s Odisha in-charge Chella Kumar, and former OPCC president, Prasad Harichandan along with many senior leaders led the Tulasi yatra from the Congress Bhawan in the afternoon.

Earlier, the Congress had conducted a ‘padayatra’ on  the Grand Road at  Puri in favor of the opening of the four gates of the temple to ease public darshan. Following the ‘padayatra,’ the Congress did ‘Sankirtan Satyagrah’ in Jagannath temples across all districts.

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