Recently during a roadshow by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Tumkuru ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections, something strange happened. In a video which is now getting viral on Social media, it can be clearly seen that a garland comes flying out of a spectator’s hand and lands perfectly on Rahul Gandhi’s neck, which completely left him in shock.
Since the video surfaced the internet, it has been posted by several Congress leaders including social media in-charge Divya Spandana and secretary of Congress’ Karnataka unit Rakshith Shivaram. The incident is now being called a strong ‘sign’ before the Karnataka elections.
Gandhi was in Tumkuru to visit the Lingayat seminary Siddhaganga Mutt and seek the blessings of Sri Shivakumara Swami, the highly revered seer of the community. His visit comes against the backdrop of the Siddaramaiah government’s move to recommend to the Centre grant of religious minority status to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats, who are politically powerful.
For a second, the Congress chief looked stunned by what happened and then quickly removes it.
Police are investigating whether the incident was a security breach or not.
It is known that members of the Gandhi family including both Rahul Gandhi’s grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi were assassinated.
Karnataka’s got talent! 😉 pic.twitter.com/qkQqaefefe
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) April 5, 2018
Rahul Gandhi is in his fifth round of campaigning in Karnataka, which is one of the last big states ruled by Congress.
On all his earlier tours, Gandhi had visited temples and other religious places. BJP president Amit Shah has also visited the Siddaganga Mutt seer and other Lingayat and Veerashaiva pontiffs during his tours.