Rahul Gandhi is realising that this is the only way to take on Narendra Modi, who is becoming increasingly stronger by each passing day. He feels that being Prime Minister Modi will not be able to undertake such yatra and this will give him an advantage over Modi.
After the election debacle, it has become clear that the party is really in a very bad shape. The party has some standing only in Kerala and Punjab alone. At least eight seats it got from Tamil Nadu are courtesy DMK. Across North India and West India, the party has come a cropper. So, the party is clearly on a ventilator and needs life support. Something very big like the Padayatra has to be taken out. Hence Rahul Gandhi is said to be working out the nitty gritty.