A ride on a bullock cart, tea in a tansali with the family of a Congress leader, and close interaction with villagers and sarpanches — Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi engaged in some symbolism and portrayed himself as an approachable leader before the crowd on the first-day of his Navsarjan Yatra in the politically-crucial Saurashtra region.
Rahul started his three-day roadshow with a visit to Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka and then left for Bhatiya village in Jamnagar district on a bus which was specially brought from Delhi. He was joined in by state Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki, party’s Gujarat affairs in-charge Ashok Gehlot and other senior leaders like Arjun Modhwadia and Shaktisinh Gohil.
At Bhatiya, a sizeable gathering of Congress workers and locals were waiting for Rahul in the sun. Addressing the crowd by standing at the bus door, the Congress leader evoked good response when he asked if farmers were getting good price for groundnut and if the youths got jobs.
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