On a two-day visit to poll-bound Assam, the Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday interacted with tea garden workers in Biswanath. On her FIRTS poll visit in Assam, she did not just interact with workers but also picked up a basket and started plucking tea leaves.
Dressed in a saree, Gandhi was equipped with a basket on her back, scarf on her head on which the band was strapped on. She was also armoured with an apron at her waist as she took on the job.
Gandhi received a rousing welcome from the tea garden workers earlier in the day. The Congress party has shared photos of her warm welcome on party’s official twitter handle.
After her visit to the tea garden, Gandhi tweeted that the life of tea garden workers is full of truth and simplicity and their labour is valuable for the country. She said that she will not forget the love she got from the workers.
On Monday, she pitched for the Congress and its grand alliance in Assam by criticising the BJP for non-fulfillment of its promises. Launching a state-wide protest against unemployment in Assam, Priyanka said a party which promised 2.5 million jobs in the state was not able to provide even 80,000 opportunities. She also said it is important to recognise leaders and politicians who come for the votes and make promises during elections.
Gandhi is on the second day of her two-day visit to Assam. She started her visit on Monday by offering prayers at the famed Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati. In her visit, she launched the Congress’s poll campaign for the three-phased assembly elections in the state that begins on March 27.
As a part of her visit, Gandhi has been seen taking an active part in local customs and traditions during her stay. On Monday, the AICC general secretary was seen performing a traditional ‘Jhumur’ dance with several young women in the state’s Lakhimpur.
The tea tribe community is a determining factor in as many as 35 assembly seats, out of a total 126.