BJP’s attempt at taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi once again took a massive jolt after their claims that the Congress head was lying about his whereabouts and putting up fake pictures were proved wrong.
Rahul, who is currently on a 12-day Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage, had posted a series of pictures on his Twitter handle after visiting the Lake Rakshas Tal in the autonomous Tibetan region.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 5, 2018
But many BJP supporters including the Saffron Party’s social media national in charge Priti Gandhi pointed out that those pictures were fake and were reportedly taken out of the internet. The party even claimed that Rahul was allegedly visiting China without informing the government. We want to know who is he visiting there, a BJP senior leader was quoted as saying by a national daily.
Rahul was reportedly going on the pilgrimage in Nepal via China, which prompted many BJP supporters to question if he was visiting anyone in China – a nation with whom India shares a hot-cold relationship.
— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) September 5, 2018
— Mahesh Herambha (@MahiHerambha) September 5, 2018
Post Card News co-founder Mahesh Hedge also questioned the Congress chief about his whereabouts, even asking if he was actually pretending to be in the shrine?
Why Rahul Gandhi tweeting pictures off the internet?
Is he somewhere else and pretending to be in Mansarovar? pic.twitter.com/tuMC7Qdb9E
— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) September 5, 2018
Sir apni photo to daalo, ye sab to Internet pe bhi hai 🤔 https://t.co/ROYXruXkDR
— RJ Raunac (@rjraunac) September 6, 2018
Their doubts, as well as accusations, were however put to rest when the official Twitter handle of the Congress put up a picture of Rahul Gandhi at the Kailash Shrine, even attaching a screenshot of his Fitbit, which showed that Rahul had trekked for 13 non-stop hours and covered 34 km.
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 7, 2018
In the picture, the 48-year-old wearing jeans and a jacket along with a pair of sunglasses and a cap. The Party even asked the “haters” if they can keep up the pace with Rahul.
News agency ANI also posted a series of pictures of the Congress chief, in which he is pictured with other pilgrims at the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
— ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2018
Meanwhile, Gandhi had also posted a picture of Mount Kailash on September 5, captioning “It is so humbling to be walking in the shadow of this giant.”
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 6, 2018
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 7, 2018
The BJP supporters had also accused Rahul of consuming pig meat in Nepal before starting his pilgrimage.
— Vikas Pandey (@MODIfiedVikas) September 5, 2018
Mr. Gandhi kept his promise of making the Mansarovar Yatra after expressing his wish of going on the pilgrimage back in April. He left for Kailash on August 31 and is on a 12-day yatra.