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‘New age leader’: Rahul Gandhi rides bike to Pangong lake in Ladakh on his father’s birth anniversary

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday rode a bike to Pangong Lake in Ladakh where he will be celebrating his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday on August 20.

In pictures, shared by Rahul Gandhi through his official Instagram handle, the Congress leader is riding a KTM 390 Adventure as other riders follow him. The MP is seen in full biking gear including a helmet, gloves, riding boots, and a jacket as he enjoys his ride through the picturesque mountains of Ladakh.

Some of the photos were also shared by the official X handle of the Congress party with caption, “Upwards and onwards – Unstoppable!”

Gandhi is expected to stay overnight in a tourist camp near Pangong Lake.

Tsering Namgyal, Congress’ Leh district spokesperson and leader of opposition in LAHDC-Leh, said on Friday, “He hasn’t been to Pangong lake and wanted to see it and spend some quality time.”

Congress and National Conference have tied a pre-poll alliance against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the Kargil hill council polls scheduled to be held on September 10.

RaGa is also set contest from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, according to media reports citing newly appointed President of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee, Ajay Rai.

Amethi is one of Congress stronghold in Uttar Pradesh, which Rahul Gandhi had lost to Smriti Irani by a margin of around 55,000 votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

During the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Rahul Gandhi had contested from Amethi and Wayanad Lok Sabha constituencies and subsequently became the MP from Wayanad after losing to Smriti Irani in Amethi.

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