‘Katam, Tata, bye’; reel virus

A screenshot of the reel. |

Former Congress Speaker and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi is days away from the finish line in his Bharat Jodo Yatra. Gandhi’s descendants covered more than 3,500 km in this arduous walking march starting from the southern tip of the country. During his travels, he interacted with several popular YouTube channels. A video from one such interaction in Rajasthan was released Sunday, featuring Rahul Gandhi chatting with Curly Tales’ Kamiya Jani, giving a glimpse into his personal life.

Rahul spoke on a variety of topics including food preferences, education, wedding plans and, importantly, her love of ice cream.

Now, Kamiya has posted a reel on Instagram showing Gandhi eating ice cream with her. The interviewer leaves for a while to answer the phone. When she returns, Rahul appears to have finished 4 cups of ice cream by then. As the camera moves towards Rahul Gandhi from an empty ice cream cup, he utters his famous line ‘Khatam, tata, bye’. The conversation has been a viral meme for years.

View the reel here.

Gandhi raises the tricolor flag in Sri Nagar to mark the end of BJY

Rahul Gandhi will raise the flag at the party headquarters in Srinagar on 30 January at the culmination of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, and all Pradesh Parliamentary Committee offices will follow suit in solidarity with the Yatra.

Congress Secretary-General KC Venugopal said the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which started in Kanyakumari on September 7, will end on January 30 in Srinagar after covering 3,970 km, 12 states and two union territories.

“The Bharat Jodo Yatra received an overwhelming response from millions of people and spread Rahul Gandhi’s message of love and unity among the people. The tremendous support from all walks of life and the people’s sincere participation made this event a historic event. Yatra is a game changer for Indian politics,” he said in a statement.

Venugopal said that to mark the peak of the Yatra, Gandhi would raise the tricolor flag at 10 a.m. on 30 January at the PCC headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar.

“All Pradesh Parliamentary Committees (PCCs), District Parliamentary Committees and Block Assembly Committees will also hold simultaneous flag-raising ceremonies on 30 January at their respective party offices or important locations in solidarity with Bharat Jodo, as desired by the Speaker of the Assembly. Yah Tra,” he said.

Parliament also invited 23 political parties to the closing day yatra as a sign of solidarity with the opposition.

(as input from PTI)

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