'We are BTS army': Rahul Gandhi amused by Kerala girl' K-pop reference

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacted with school students in Kerala's Alappuzha amid his Bharat Jodo Yatra and was left amused by a K-pop reference. The girl students told the Wayanad MP that they are part of the BTS army and that Korean music is quite comforting when they feel low.

Rahul Gandhi had his first lesson in Korean music genre K-Pop from a group of schoolgirls in Kerala (Photo: Screengrab)


  • Rahul Gandhi interacted with students amid Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kerala
  • The girl students' said they like K-pop music and are part of BTS army'
  • The Congress leader was left amused by the answer

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kerala has shown how the former party chief has been trying to connect with the youth. In yet another video shared by the party's official Twitter handle, the Wayanad MP can be seen interacting with girl students from Alappuzha. The students left Rahul Gandhi amused by their K-pop reference.

Two students who met the Gandhi scion amid the Bharat Jodo Yatra shared light moments with him and spoke of friendship and career.

"How do you know someone is a good teacher?" asked Rahul Gandhi, to which the girls replied, "Those who maintain a good friendship without scolding."

On being asked about their career preferences, one of the girls replied, "I want to do nursing. They [nurses] are very hardworking. They put up a lot of effort during the pandemic."

But the answer that left Rahul Gandhi amused involved a K-pop reference. The students suggested Korea as a possible destination where they would want to work in the future.

"Why Korea," asked Rahul Gandhi, to which the girls replied, "We are the BTS Army. When we are feeling low, listening to their music is quite comforting."

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The Wayanad MP resumed his Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday by planting a sapling brought from Lakshadweep at the premises of the Union Christian College, Aluva. He also paid floral tribute to a mango tree planted by Mahatma Gandhi at the college on March 18, 1925.

Thousands joined Gandhi on the 15th day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, with one side of the national highway completely filled with Congress workers waving the party flag.

The morning session of the Yatra will cover a distance of around 11 km and will conclude at Karukutty Kappela Junction at Angamaly. The evening leg of the Yatra will resume at 5 pm from Chirangara bus stop and conclude at Chalakudy Municipal Town Hall, 8.1 km away.

The Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra is set to cover a distance of 3,570 km in 150 days. It started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7 and will conclude in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Yatra, which entered Kerala on the evening of September 10, will go through the state, covering a distance of 450 km, touching seven districts over a period of 19 days before entering Karnataka on October 1.

(With PTI Input)

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