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Ladakh: Rahul Gandhi’s bike odyssey reaches Lamayuru

The Congress leader has covered a distance of about 130 km to reach Lamayuru

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Leh on Sunday. (ANI)Premium
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Leh on Sunday. (ANI)

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader and Wayanad MP on Tuesday reached Lamayuru, riding a motorcycle from Leh town.

The Congress leader is currently on a tour of the Union Territory of Ladakh. He has covered a distance of about 130 km to reach Lamayuru.

Lamayuru is known for its ancient monastery and incredible landscape.

He will stay in Lamayuru for an overnight before moving to Zanskar, a tehsil of Kargil district, on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Gandhi will be in Kargil town. 

According to PTI citing Tsering Namgyal, Congress spokesperson and leader of opposition in Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, Rahul Gandhi returned to Leh from Nubra valley on the motorcycle on Monday and was given a warm welcome by people in the main market in the evening.

The 53-year-old Congress leader reached Ladakh on August 17 and is scheduled to visit Kargil in the next couple of days during his over week-long tour of the region.

“Bharat Jodo is deeply rooted in every Indian’s heart and mind. The resonating chant of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ echoing through the streets of Leh serves as a strong example of this unity. No power can suppress this voice, brimming with affection and camaraderie," Gandhi wrote on his social media account. 

He also shared images and a video where he was seen holding a tricolour while meeting a group of veterans on the first floor of a building and waving to cheering crowd gathering on the streets of Leh main market.

Namgyal said Gandhi walked to some fruit vendors on the roadside to “know about their problems amid inflation", the PTI report said.

“The people who gathered around chanted slogans in praise of Gandhi and also took selfies with him, said the report quoting Namgyal.

On Saturday, Gandhi rode a motorcycle from Leh to Pangong Lake and stayed overnight to celebrate the birth anniversary of his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi the next day.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published: 22 Aug 2023, 11:21 PM IST
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