INC Prez Rahul Gandhi in Kathmandu

    President of the Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi walks towards a vehicle upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, August 31, 2018. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is set to undertake a 12-day pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar. Photo/Skanda Gautam


KATHMANDU: President of Indian National Congress (INC) Rahul Gandhi has arrived here in the capital today. The Gandhi scion landed in Kathmandu at around 2:00 pm on Friday.

He will stay over at Hotel Radisson in Lazimpat today before heading to Lhasa on Saturday. It has been learnt that he will leave for Mansarovar via Nepal for the much talked about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

The INC President had posted a tweet with a picture of Mount Kailash attached to a Sanskrit verse a couple of hours after landing in the Himalayan capital, perhaps hinting that his Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra has begun.

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय।

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय।

मृत्योर्मामृतम् गमय।

ॐ शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति: ॥

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 31, 2018

Gandhi arrived here on the same day as his political opponent Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, returns home after attending the fourth summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation.