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Rahul Gandhi Kailash Yatra: Congress President Seeks To Silence Trolls Questioning On His Visit

Many on Twitter had questioned the authenticity of photos posted by Rahul wondering if they were taken by him or just results of a Google search of Mansarovar images.

When Congress President Rahul Gandhi posted pictures from his Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, several questioned if he was actually there as none of the pictures featured him. Busting theories of him not undertaking the yatra, pictures, and videos of the Congress chief have been released.

In the video, Rahul can be seen at a camp interacting with fellow pilgrims. He can also be seen in pictures with other people who are undertaking the yatra.



The photos that Rahul had posted of his visit had prompted Twitter to question the authenticity of them being taken during his yatra. Several questioned if it was just a result of a Google search of Mansarovar images.

They had questioned why Rahul did not post any selfies if he was actually present at Kailash Mansarovar. People had been asking him for ‘selfie’ evidence to prove that he was undertaking the yatra.

Posting a picture of Kailash Mansarovar, he had said on Twitter that there is no hatred there. “The waters of lake Mansarovar are so gentle, tranquil and calm. They give everything and lose nothing. Anyone can drink from them. There is no hatred here. This is why we worship these waters in India.” He added that a man goes to Kailash when it calls him.

His visit was earlier clouded in controversy over reports that he ate non-veg food before beginning the yatra. Local websites had quoted a waiter at a restaurant where he took a halt saying that Rahul had ordered Chicken Kurkure and momos before he embarked on the yatra.

However, the restaurant later came out in defence of the Congress chief and gave a statement to clear the air. The Vootoo restaurant said: “There has been plenty of inquiry from the media regarding the food ordered by Rahul Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress during his visit at Vootoo. We would like to clarify that he ordered pure veg items from the menu.”

50 Indians Denied Entry As Landslide In Mansarovar Creates Havoc

Around 50 Indian pilgrims were left stranded when China refused to give entry to the devotees who were en route to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim. The Indian government had taken up the issue with Beijing.

Briefing to media, External Affairs Minister Spokesperson Gopal Reddy said that there were some difficulties are being experienced in the movement of pilgrims through Nathu La.

The development made its way when both of the countries were going through the political crisis including the CPEC and India’s NSG bid.

“Sources said 47 yatris and the liaison officer were stopped as roads in the Chinese side have been washed away by landslides triggered by continuous rainfall. The Indian pilgrims were informed that they would be allowed to enter China when the weather and the road conditions improve.”

On 15 June, the first batch of 47 pilgrimages arrived in Gangtok. The Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation is the nodal authority for conducting the annual yatra through Nathu La.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kazakh capital Astana.
In the meeting, Modi had said the two sides should tap their potential in cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination in international affairs, respect each other’s core concerns, and appropriately handle their disputes.