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In Pictures: Rahul Gandhi’s Day with Coolies at Delhi Railway Station

by khushahal vishwakarma
Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met with porters at the Delhi Railway Station on Thursday as part of his various grassroots-level journeys under the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ (Connect India Journey).

On Thursday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi engaged in a conversation with porters at the Anand Vihar Railway Station in Delhi. He discussed their issues and later donned the trade mark red shirt of the porters as he continued to carry forward his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ message.

Despite carrying a load on his head, Rahul Gandhi was seen interacting with enthusiasm, and the crowd was boosting his spirits.

In a post, Congress said, “People’s leader Rahul Gandhi today met his porter friends at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Railway Station. A viral video had recently surfaced where railway station porters expressed their desire to meet him.” Images of Gandhi conversing with porters can be seen.

This initiative involves engaging with the public at the grassroots level through various journeys, and Rahul Gandhi has been consistently promoting this perspective during his travels from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and beyond. With several such journeys over the past few months, his party has affirmed its commitment to the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.

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Visit to Azadpur Mandi

Before this, in August, he visited Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi, where he interacted with local vendors at the vegetable and fruit market. His journey began with a viral video of a vegetable vendor talking about rising prices and the impact on the labor class.

In a bustling market, Gandhi was seen discussing the vendors’ income, living conditions, and well-being. He also shared a cup of tea with them.

Meeting with Farmers in Sonipat

In July, during a similar journey, Gandhi met with farmers in the Madina village of Sonipat, Haryana. While on his way to Shimla from Delhi, he suddenly joined farmers who were planting rice.

Former Congress MP plowed a field and engaged in conversation amid light rain with farmers about the impact of the rising prices.

Meeting with Motorcycle Mechanics

In June, he met with motorcycle mechanics in the national capital and talked to them about their issues. He visited a bike repair workshop in Karol Bagh and lent a hand in fixing a bike with a screwdriver.

Lunch with Delivery Agents

In May, during a campaign visit to Karnataka just before the elections, Gandhi had lunch with gig workers and delivery agents based on app-based delivery services. He sat down with delivery employees at a hotel and shared a cup of coffee and a masala dosa with them. The workers shared several concerns about their lives, stable employment, and rising prices.

Ride with Delivery Partners

He also took a scooter ride with a delivery partner and engaged in conversation with them.

Meeting with UPSC Aspirants

In April, he interacted with students preparing for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area.

He was seen sitting on a chair by the roadside with students and inquiring about their hopes and experiences.

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