Rahul Gandhi meets Varun Gandhi at Kedarnath: According to sources, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his cousin Varun Gandhi, an Uttar Pradesh-based BJP member of parliament, had a fleeting encounter on Tuesday at the Kedarnath temple, where they had both visited to offer prayers.
The gathering of the cousins, who seldom appear together in public, ignited conjecture regarding the political trajectory of Varun Gandhi.
In recent months, Varun Gandhi, the progeny of Sanjay and Maneka Gandhi, has remained conspicuously absent from pivotal BJP gatherings, and his stance on significant matters has occasionally diverged from that of the party.
Sources claim that the Gandhis exchanged pleasantries during a fleeting encounter outside the revered shrine.
The meeting was described as “extremely brief” and “warm.” They claimed that Rahul Gandhi was “ecstatic” to meet Varun’s daughter.
Despite not meeting, the two cousins have reportedly maintained “good and civil” relations, according to sources. Additionally, nothing political was reportedly discussed at the meeting, according to the sources.
Rahul Gandhi has spent the last three days at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, whereas on Tuesday, he and his family paid a visit to the temple honoring Lord Shiva.