Opposition party members are holding the rally, dubbed "Unite India Rally", from Kanyakumari town on the southern tip of India and will try to reach northernmost city of Srinagar in India-administered Kashmir in about 150 days.
Mukherjee was president from 2012 to 2017, at the end of a long period when the Congress party held power. Before that, he had been minister of finance, defence and foreign affairs for three separate prime ministers.
Sacred structures have become the repeated scenes of trauma from Iraq, New Zealand, France to Sri Lanka.
India's foremost political family, the Gandhis, have a tradition of looking at the country's south for electoral validation. Can they succeed this time?
Imran Khan's personal history gives him a leg up in trying to start a dialogue on Kashmir and moving towards ending the 72-year stalemate with India.
Corruption allegations surrounding the Indian government's aviation deal with France have the potential to lead to a defeat for Modi's government in the upcoming election.
India's grand old Congress party hopes Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's appointment will be a game-changer in the upcoming national elections.
Rahul Gandhi, the 47-year-old descendant of the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, is expected to revive the crumbling Indian National Congress party.
Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, has filed his nomination for the Congress president's post and is likely to win it.
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