New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi‘s Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has provided enough fodder for debates, with the BJP even questioning the route the leader took. But Gandhi has carried on unfazed and has regularly been sharing videos and photos from his pilgrimage. “Shiva is the Universe,” Gandhi tweeted on Friday, with a video to accompany his message:
“The waters of lake Mansarovar are so gentle, tranquil and calm. They give everything and lose nothing. Anyone can drink from them. There is no hatred here. This is why we worship these waters in India,” he said on Twitter. Trolls had insisted that Gandhi had lifted those photos and he wasn’t actually undertaking the Yatra till a leading daily did some reality check and managed to shut the trollers, some of them gracious enough to apologise.
Gandhi had left for the Yatra on August 31 and tweeted this by way of explanation: “A man goes to Kailash when it calls him. I am so happy to have this opportunity and to be able to share what I see on this beautiful journey with all of you.” His pilgrimage has been eventful from the word go. While a section within the BJP criticised him, saffron party MP Tarun Vijay tweeted in his support, drawing appreciative comments from the Congress. Congress spokesperson RS Surjewala took to Twitter to say, “Tarun Vijay ji, keep your spirits high and stand with the truth fearlessly. Whatever you wrote about Rahul Gandhi on his Kailash Yatra, you deleted it out of fear of the establishment. ‘Satyam, Shivam Sundaram’. Shiva is the truth. Mahadev will keep showing you the path to truth and falsehood will be destroyed.” (Also read: ‘Cong Solidly Backs Rahul’)
Then, there was a furore over some websites’ claims that Gandhi ordered non-vegetarian fare at a restaurant. It was only after the said restaurant issued a clarification that the uproar died down. “There has been plenty of inquiry from the media regarding the food ordered by Rahul Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress during his visit at Vootoo. We would like to clarify that he ordered pure veg items from the menu. Vootoo has not given any statement to any media regarding the food items ordered by him. Thank You..,” the restaurant said on its official Facebook page.