Rahul Gandhi rides motorcycle in Ladakh; WATCH his vroom moment
While Gandhi reportedly will spend his late father and former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary in Ladakh, he was also set to attend a meeting for the September 10 elections of a local hill body.
(L-R) Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi prepares for a motorcycle ride to Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh on Saturday, August 19, 2023 (ANI Photo) and a picture during his ride. (PTI Photo)
INDIAN National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who recently got his membership of the Indian parliament back, on Saturday (19) embarked on a motorcycle ride to Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh, where he would stay in a tourist camp.
According to sources in his party, the 53-year-old leader will celebrate the birth anniversary of his late father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday at the lake on Sunday (20).
The Congress tweeted pictures of his motorcycle ride, captioning the post, “Upwards and onwards – Unstoppable!”
Gandhi, who is currently making efforts to unite India’s opposition ahead of next year’s general elections to take on prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, met around 500 youth in Ladakh on Friday (18). He also attended a football match in Leh and reminisced about his college days as a football player.
While Gandhi arrived in Leh on Thursday (17) on a two-day visit, his tour has now been extended till August 25 when he will be present at the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LADHC) Kargil elections meeting. Gandhi’s visit to the region came four years after the Modi government revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir and turned it into a Union Territory along with Ladakh, administered from New Delhi.
The Congress and the National Conference, a major political player in the region, has formed an alliance against the BJP for LADHC polls scheduled for September 10.