Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said during the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' that the padyatra is an attempt to understand what is happening at the ground level and at the same time it is an attempt to compensate for the damage done by the BJP and the RSS. On the allegations that this yatra is an attempt to save Congress, Rahul Gandhi said 'BJP-RSS are free to express their opinion but we are doing this 'yatra' to connect with the people.
PM Modi said that the idea of `Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat` is to bridge distances between different parts of the country. Addressing a rally in Jammu, Modi said, "The day is not far away when the Devi of Kanyakumari will meet Vaishno Devi with a single road.” He said many investors have now come forward to invest in J&K.
Adil Teli faced several health issues during the entire journey but his determination made it easier for him. In 2019, cycling expedition from Srinagar to Leh made him passionate about cycling and motivated him to realize his capabilities in cycling. The cyclist praised the J&K Administration for their timely support for embarking on this prestigious journey.