The Congress president Rahul Gandhi was on the journey to Kailash. When he returned he has posted a photo of Manasa Sarovar lake, commenting that “there is no hatred here”.
His tweets, embellished with pictures of the breathtaking lake and the mountains, still managed to stir the pot back home.
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.#KailashYatra
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 5, 2018
A man goes to Kailash Mansarovar when it calls him, tweeted Mr Gandhi from his official handle. He described the waters as “gentle, tranquil and calm” and said they “give everything and lose nothing”. The BJP’s Amit Malviya re-tweeted him and outraged over a word in the Congress president’s tweet. He tweeted “It’? Did you just refer to Lord Shiva as ‘it’? Unless you have gone to mount Kailash with the sole objective of trekking, this smacks of ignorance about the cultural and religious significance of the Mansarovar Yatra”The Congress president is on a 12-day trip to Kailash Mansarovar. He is likely to cover a distance of 60 km on foot. Mr Gandhi left on the pilgrimage on August 31.