Rahul Gandhi Takes A Bus In Bengaluru, Talks To Women Passengers About Transportation Issues

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by Vaishalee Kalvankar

The national president of the Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi, hopped on a Bengaluru government bus on Monday. He is in the city for the Karnataka Assembly elections’ poll manifesto, which is scheduled to be on May 10. The BMTC had working women and college female students, and Rahul Gandhi interacted with all of them. He discussed various transportation issues with them and solutions for them. 

Rahul Gandhi Takes A Government Bus

The former party chief, Rahul Gandhi, visited the Cafe Coffee Day outlet on Cunningham Road in Bengaluru. After visiting the coffee house, he boarded a BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation) bus. 

Before boarding the bus, he interacted with some working women and college going students at the bus stop. He then got into the bus, and the women discussed the rising prices affecting their budget and the transportation issues. 

He spoke about the guarantee by Congress of free bus travel to all the women on KSRTC and BMTC buses. Gandhi spoke about the Gruhalakshmi plan, which was proposed by the same party. Under this scheme, a sum of ₹2000 would be given to the household’s female head. Rahul Gandhi then got down at the Lingarajapuram station. 


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Outreach To Gig Workers And Delivery Partners

Rahul Gandhi was seen riding pillion with a Blinkit delivery agent and also met other delivery agents as a part of his party’s outreach to gig workers. 

He met the delivery agents of various delivery apps like Blinkit, Dunzo, Swiggy, and Zomato. Rahul discussed the rising prices of basic commodities, the lack of stable employment, and the working conditions of these agents. 

The Karnataka Assembly elections, which are set for May 10, are being promoted by the Congress leader on behalf of Congress candidates. Prior to voting on May 10 for the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, May 8 marks the final day of the public campaign. (As per The Indian Express)


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