Rahul Gandhi's compassionate 'coolie' act at Delhi railway station
New Delhi, September 21: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a heartfelt visit to Delhi's Anand Vihar Railway Station on Thursday, where he donned the iconic red "coolie" shirt and carried luggage on his head. The 53-year-old leader engaged with the porters and workers at the station, discussing the challenges they face in their daily lives.
A viral video captured the moment when porters surrounded the Wayanad MP, placing a trolley bag on his head. With a warm smile, Rahul Gandhi readily accepted the bag and proceeded through the crowd of porters, who chanted slogans in his honor.
He came to listen to the hearts of the people…!!! Shri @RahulGandhi ji… Dressed in the coolie brothers' clothes and picked up the luggage with them at Delhi's Anand Vihar railway station, pic.twitter.com/vPMH3VHdY1 — Telangana Youth Congress (@IYCTelangana) September 21, 2023
This symbolic act of solidarity drew attention to the issues affecting the hardworking porters and railway station laborers. Rahul Gandhi's visit was prompted by a viral video in which the station's porters expressed their desire to meet him. He responded by personally visiting them and listening to their concerns.
The Congress party shared the event on social media, stating, "People's leader Rahul Gandhi met porters at Anand Vihar railway station in Delhi today. Recently, a video had gone viral in which the porters of the railway station had expressed their desire to meet him. Today, Rahul reached there and listened to them. The 'Bharat Jodo' journey continues."
- With inputs from agencies