Will visit Kailash Mansarovar after Karnataka polls: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Following a mid-air scare while flying to poll-bound Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday made public his intention to go on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet once the votes had been cast.

He recalled that while on board a plane bound for Karnataka, the aircraft nosedived and the thought of visiting the abode of Lord Shiva flashed through his mind.

“I want to take your (workers’) permission. Two-three days back, we were going to Karnataka. Suddenly, our aircraft took a nosedive — it went down about 8,000 feet.

“I was in the aircraft… I thought it was the end. Then, a second thought came to my mind — I want to visit Kailash.

“I want to go to Kailash Mansarovar. So, I would seek 10-15 days of leave from you after the Karnataka elections so that I can go there and come back,” he added.

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The Congress had complained to the Karnataka Police on Thursday that the aircraft carrying Rahul Gandhi from Delhi to Hubli earlier in the day suffered “unexplained technical snags” mid-air.

–IANS

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