(Image source from: indiatoday)
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi visited Kerala recently and spent time interacting with the fishermen community. He was spotted swimming in the ocean with fellow fishermen and even enjoying breakfast which consisted of fish curry and bread, while eating on a boat.
The political leader spent 10 minutes swimming in the ocean. He was spotted wearing the traditional Kerala fishermen attire, which is a blue t-shirt and khaki trousers. He was also seen pulling the local fisher men's net to catch fish.
The leader also discussed the fisher men’s problems, the disappointment of pulling out empty nets with no catch, and financial struggles with the group. He made a statement to the media, stating that everybody eats and, or wastes fish on their plate but no body see’s the struggle behind catching the fish.
There were videos and pictures posted by multiple people on social media and websites. The leader himself also shared a few heartwarming pictures and videos on his social media page of the visit.
The political leader visited the place to promote his poll-bound battle with the state. Although the motive might have been political, the congressman seemed to have enjoyed this slice of life experience.
By Meena Atmakuri