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Rahul breaks security cordon to interact with vendor in Bihar

Last updated on: November 04, 2010 15:39 IST
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi once again broke through the Special Protection Group security cordon and interacted with family members of a vendor in a hut before his election rally at a ground in Jehanabad, Bihar.

On his arrival from Hisua in Nawada by a helicopter on Wednesday, Gandhi drove to the main gate of the venue and on seeing a sattu (roasted chana dal) vendor went inside his hut, sending his SPG personnel into a tizzy.

The SPG men faced a hard time tackling a curious crowd of people who rushed to see the Amethi member of Parliament.

Gandhi exchanged pleasantries with those present, including a small girl and other family members, shook hands with the sattu seller and took down their names.

Gandhi, while addressing the gathering later, utilised the opportunity to attack his political opponents for castigating him for visiting village huts.

"They call me baccha (child) for visiting the houses of poor, but with all humility I will like to tell them I am not a baccha," he said.

"During the past five years I am engaging in knowing about the welfare of rural poor as India can't progress as long as they don't progress and their miseries mitigated," he said.

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