Rahul Gandhi enjoys 'dal-sabzi' with Punjab villagers
(1 year ago)
Sangrur (Punjab) , Feb. 2 : Attempting to reach out to the farmers, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday shared a meal of 'dal-sabzi' with the villagers and interacted with them in Punjab's Sangrur on the last day of campaigning for the state assembly polls.
Dressed in blue denims, white kurta and a half jacket, Gandhi sat on a wooden cot, flanked by the village headman and council members and interacted with the residents of Baliyan village.
Gandhi sat on the floor and shared a traditional meal with commoners and party leaders at the 'Sanjha Chulha' (common kitchen) put up by the villagers.
As the villagers highlighted their problems, Gandhi urged them to vote for the Congress to form the next government in the state, saying the grand old party cared for their needs and problems.
"Do not fall into the trap of parties, which are allied with radical elements," he said.
The campaigning in Punjab ends at 5 p.m. today. The elections for the 117 assembly seats are scheduled for Saturday.
The main contest is among the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).