Sonebhadra (UP):- Banarasi, a tea seller, got the surprise of his life today as Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi dropped by for a cuppa at his stall in this remote area of Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul too was in for a surprise. He met Priyanka there, not his sister but the daughter of the tea seller.
The Congress leader was on an election tour of the Sonebhadra region when he decided to stop over for a cup of tea.
It was around 1.30 pm when Rahul’s cavalcade stopped in front of the tea stall in the Duddhi block headquarters, around 80 kms from the district headquarters.
According to eyewitnesses, the Gandhi scion stepped out of his vehicle and asked for a cup of tea.
Banarasi and his wife Manju were pleasantly surprised to have such a visitor. But they soon opened up and an interaction ensued.
Rahul, while taking sips of his tea, asked Banarasi’s daughter what was her name.
When the 14-year-old girl replied “Priyanka”, he burst into laughter. “You are my sister,” he told her.
Rahul also enquired about the well being of the couple.
After finishing his tea, Rahul had a brief interaction with the crowd which had gathered there and also posed for selfies with some.
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