Congress leader Rahul Gandhi went to Anand Vihar railway station, Delhi on Thursday morning, 21 September to meet Coolie (Porters). He wears the clothes and badge of a porter and carries baggage on his head, the same as a Coolie does. Rahul Gandhi also discussed with them and asked about the common issues they are facing. He was crowded by hundreds of porters and his actions were also praised by the crowd. From the beginning of “Bharat Jodo Yatra” last year Rahul Gandhi has been trying very hard to build an image of a mass leader. Last month when the prices of vegetables were very high he also visited Azadpur Mandi, Delhi to meet the vegetable vendors.
After his Bharat Jodo Yatra, Gandhi is often seen interacting with common people and listening to their problems. As part of the party’s outreach program, the Congress shared these experiences on its various social media channels, including Gandhi’s YouTube channel. In late June, the Wayanad MP visited a bicycle mechanic workshop at Karol Bagh in Delhi and interacted with the mechanics. Before that, he also drove a truck in the US and India, where he communicated with drivers and listened to their problems.
The Congress said in a post on X formerly known as Twitter, “Today the national hero Rahul Gandhi ji met his porter friends at Anand Vihar station in Delhi.” Recently, a video went viral in which friends of a station porter who expressed their desire to meet him, which featured a picture of Gandhi interacting with the accusers. “Today, Rahul ji reached out to them and listened to them… Bharat Jodo’s journey continues,” the congress added. Netizens released a video of the Congress leader’s visit to the station, where Gandhi is seen in a red coolie suit and carrying a bag.
For quite some time Rahul is frequently speaking on public platforms in India as well as abroad. In His recent speech in parliament expressed his views very furiously and criticised the government on various internal issues. He also asked the government to enact the Women’s reservation bill with immediate effect and conduct the pending caste-based census.