Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who is currently in poll-bound Assam was recently seen plucking tea leaves with tea garden workers in Assam’s Biswanath. Priyanka was seen dressed in a saree as she carried the basket on her back balanced by a band on her head. The Congress leader shared the pictures on her Twitter and briefly wrote about her experience of working with the tea-garden workers.
“The life of tea garden workers is full of truth and simplicity and their labor is valuable for the country. Today, I got to know about their work and families and the understood the struggles of their work. I will not forget the love and intimacy I got from them," Gandhi tweeted in Hindi as she shared the photos.
चाय बागान के श्रमिकों का जीवन सच्चाई एवं सादगी से भरा हुआ है एवं उनका श्रम देश के लिए बहुमूल्य है। आज उनके संग बैठकर उनके कामकाज, घर परिवार का हालचाल जाना और उनके जीवन की कठिनाइयों को महसूस किया।
उनसे मिला प्रेम और ये आत्मीयता नहीं भूलूँगी pic.twitter.com/i99byrBtXn
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 2, 2021
A video of the Congress General Secretary was also shared where she was seen plucking tea leaves with other workers at Sadhuru tea garden in Biswanath.
Earlier, Priyanka was also seen dancing with the tea tribes in Northern Assam’s Lakhimpur. In the clip that has been shared on the party’s official handle, she is seen sporting a purple saree along with a scarf known as ‘Gamosa’ around her neck. The dance that she is doing along with the locals is known as Jhumur.
Smt. @priyankagandhi participates in 'Jhumur' dance alongside sisters & brothers of the tea tribes in Lakhimpur, Assam.#PriyankaGandhiWithAssam pic.twitter.com/5xMycbiIYz— Congress (@INCIndia) March 1, 2021
This dance form has traditionally been a part of the tea tribe communities in Assam. Usually, it is performed during the autumn season in an open space, like a field or under a tree. Young girls do this dance while the men are involved in playing the musical instruments to keep the rhythm intact.
The minute-long video shows the INC leader holding hands of young girls as they do the dance in a circular formation. Sounds of a local drum can also be heard in the clip that is winning the internet’s heart. The group of locals clad in red and white sarees are also heard singing as they groove with Priyanka.