Rahul Gandhi posted photos from his bicycle tour to Ladakh’s Pangong Tso Lake on Instagram. On August 20, Rahul Gandhi will commemorate the birthday of his father Rajiv Gandhi, a former Indian prime minister.
Rahul Gandhi, a congressman from Wayanad, originally planned a two-day trip to Ladakh but ended up staying for an additional six days. Gandhi will reportedly remain in Ladakh through August 25. Today, however, we’ll focus on politicians’ penchant for high gear.
Rahul Gandhi posted pictures from his bicycle tour to Ladakh’s Pangong Tso Lake on Instagram on Saturday. On August 20, Rahul Gandhi will commemorate the birthday of his father Rajiv Gandhi, a former Indian prime minister, there, according to the news agency ANI.
Notably, the photos shared showed that the Congress leader enjoyed motorcycling. Rahul Gandhi had previously stated that he does not enjoy vehicles but is interested in driving in an interview with The Bombay Journey. Gandhi claimed that while he can fix a car and is knowledgeable about 90% of its mechanical components, he is not a car nut.
In the same interview, Rahul Gandhi had added, “I find as much beauty in an ancient Lambretta as in an R1. The Congress leader said in an interview with The Bombay Journey that the Lambretta is more attractive in some respects because driving it requires more work and it is riskier.
“When I used to work in London, my favourite bike was the one I had. My true love was that person. Aprilia RS 250,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi is travelling to Ladakh for the first time since Jammu and Kashmir was divided into Ladakh and J-K on August 5, 2019, when Articles 370 and 35 (A) were repealed.
Rahul Gandhi began his two-day visit to the Union Territory on Thursday when he arrived in Leh, but his tour was extended till August 25, according to party sources.
He interacted with young people in Leh on Friday.
The insider added that he will watch a football game in Leh as well. When he was in college, Rahul Gandhi played football.
He will take part in the August 25 meeting of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), which consists of 30 members.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been pitted against Congress and the National Conference in a pre-election alliance for the Kargil council elections planned for September 10.
The Congress MP made two trips to Jammu and Srinagar earlier this year, but he skipped Ladakh.
During his Bharat Jodo Yatra in January, the Congress leader travelled to Jammu and Srinagar. In February, he returned to the Gulmarg ski area on a personal trip.