Rahul Gandhi hitches impromptu truck ride on Punjab highway, videos viral | WATCH
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hitched an impromptu truck ride from Sonipat to Ambala on the Punjab-Haryana highway. Videos and pictures of the Gandhi scion’s late night truck journey have gone viral on social media platforms.
According to reports, Rahul Gandhi was on his way to Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla to visit his mother Sonia Gandhi when he stopped at a Dhaba in Haryana’s Sonipat and interacted with some truck drivers.
Then, in the spur-of-the-moment, the former Congress chief decided to hitch a ride on one of the trucks from Sonipat to Punjab’s Ambala.
Visuals showing the former Wayanad MP waving at commuters while seated in truck’s front seat next to the driver, are doing the rounds on social media platforms.
Reports quoting Congress sources said that during this unplanned truck journey, Rahul Gandhi talked to several drivers about their work and the problems they face in their daily routines.
They claimed that the truck ride was a spontaneous move by Gandhi.
In a snide jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio show, the Congress, in a tweet, accompanied by pictures and videos of Gandhi riding in the truck, wrote that the senior leader listened to the “Mann ki Baat” of truck drivers who have their own set of problems while plying on highways.
Rahul Gandhi has been frequently interacting with various sections of the public since his pan-India Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Earlier this month, while campaigning for the Karnataka Assembly polls, the Congress scion took a joyride on a delivery boy’s scooter in Bengaluru as he hopped on the man’s two-wheeler and rode pillion.
In a video that was widely viewed and shared on social media, Gandhi hopped on to a delivery boy’s scooter and hitched a nearly 2 km ride before getting off at his hotel.
During the Congress poll campaign, Gandhi also travelled on a Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus and spoke to women passengers onboard.