As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'
Congress workers put up posters of President Rahul Gandhi in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, which asserted him as a 'shiv bhakt' (devotee of Lord Shiva). And now, a short while ago, Gandhi shared a photo of the mountain peak, which hints he has started the 12-day long Kailash Yatra. Meanwhile, BJP criticized Gandhi's love for China through his pilgrimage. Here's more.
'Pandit' Rahul Gandhi is described as 'janeudhari' in posters
Anwar Hussain, party's district general secretary, led a team of Congress workers who pasted the posters on the streets. The posters add the prefix 'Pt.' to Gandhi's name and described him as a janeudhari. Hussain said the entire country was happy with Gandhi's decision to go on the pilgrimage. "During his spiritual tour, he will perform 'sadhna' and pray for the country," he added.
After narrow escape, Gandhi decided to visit Kailash
In April, Gandhi had announced his plans to visit Kailash Mansarovar, the abode of Lord Shiva. Hundreds of Hindu pilgrims undertake the difficult trip every year. The Congress President decided to go on the journey after his aircraft faced a technical snag enroute Karnataka. "After the narrow escape, I decided to thank Lord Shiva by visiting the pilgrimage site," he had said.
Here's what Gandhi posted on social media
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 31, 2018
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय।
ॐ शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति: ॥ pic.twitter.com/hSSLfdwDjq
Meanwhile, BJP slams Gandhi, questions his 'love' for China
While details of Gandhi's route wasn't revealed, it was speculated he would take the China route from Nepal to the peak. On this, BJP slammed him and his 'love for China'. BJP spokesman Sambit Patra said, "Why is Mr Rahul Gandhi holding the brief of China across the globe? He advertises China as if he is the advertising man hired to advertise China."