NEW DELHI: In a bid to better understand the challenges faced by the truck drivers of India, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi embarked on a unique endeavor on Monday night. Gandhi, known for his grassroots approach, took a truck ride from Delhi to Chandigarh, engaging in conversations with the truck driver to gain insight into their daily struggles. The Congress party promptly shared a video clip of the event on its official Twitter account, showcasing Gandhi’s efforts to connect with the working class.
The Congress’ official handle pictures video of Gandhi in the truck. “According to media reports, about 90 lakh drivers ply on Indian roads. They have their own problems. Rahul ji listened to their Mann Ki Baat,” the party said in a swipe at the monthly radio address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
जननायक @RahulGandhi जी ट्रक ड्राइवर्स की समस्या जानने उनके बीच पहुंचे।— Congress (@INCIndia) May 23, 2023
राहुल जी ने उनके साथ दिल्ली से चंडीगढ़ तक का सफर किया।
मीडिया रिपोर्ट्स के मुताबिक, भारत की सड़कों पर करीब 90 लाख ट्रक ड्राइवर्स हैं। इनकी अपनी समस्याएं हैं। इनके 'मन की बात' सुनने का काम राहुल जी ने किया। pic.twitter.com/Bma2BCjGpY
Rahul Gandhi’s recent strategy has displayed a distinct change in approach. He has been engaging with common people in everyday settings, fostering open dialogue and active communication. During the Karnataka assembly elections, Gandhi visited a college to interact with students and even took a seat on a city bus, conversing with passengers from all walks of life. On this particular bus ride, he dedicated his attention to women passengers, acknowledging their perspectives and experiences.
According to Congress sources, this was an impromptu move by Gandhi, unlike his public interactions in Bengaluru during the run-up to the Karnataka Assembly polls.
Adding to his list of unique interactions, Rahul Gandhi surprised many when he temporarily resided in a hostel at Delhi University. This move allowed him to immerse himself in the daily lives and concerns of university students, further emphasizing his commitment to understanding the issues faced by various segments of society.
By taking the truck ride and initiating conversations with the truck driver, Rahul Gandhi has demonstrated his dedication to comprehending the challenges faced by the trucking community. This hands-on approach highlights his intention to bridge the gap between policymakers and the people they represent. Through these grassroots efforts, he aims to develop comprehensive solutions that address the needs and aspirations of the diverse populace of India.