NEW DELHI, Nov. 7 -- The Bharat Jodo Yatra is a "tapasya" (spiritual journey) to seek the soul of India at a time of grave crisis, said Rahul Gandhi, who leads the Kanyakumari to Kashmir march, covering 3,500 kilometers.

Mr Gandhi was interacting with leaders of around 45 civil society groups and intellectuals in Hyderabad where the Indian National Congress party leader reached on the 55th day of the yatra.

The ongoing 150-day mass movement where participants walk by foot (padayatra) began on September 7 from Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the peninsula, and it covered, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh before entering Telangana.

The Yatra started by the Congress Party with the objective of knitting the country toge...