Gauri Lankesh’s family walks alongside Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday walked the road with the family of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh in Karnataka’s Mandya district.

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to share a picture of him with mother Indira and sister Kavita and said he stands with the likes of Gauri Lankesh who “defended freedom”.

The Congress MP wrote on Twitter: “Gauri stood for truth, Gauri stood for courage, Gauri stood for freedom. I stand for Gauri Lankesh and countless others like her who represent the true spirit of India. Bharat Jodo Yatra is their voice. It can never be silenced.”

Journalist-turned-activist Gauri Lankesh was found dead outside her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on September 5, 2017.

Gandhi arrived in Karnataka on 30 September. His visit will last till October 21 in the state. It’s worth noting that the state is required to vote next year.

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