Lucknow: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday interacted with party workers over 'laiyya-chana' - a staple snack in this part of Uttar Pradesh, giving a chance to Congressmen to coin the new term for the session - 'Chane pe Charcha'.
It is seen as a counter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's famous 'Chai pe Charcha' sessions.
Gandhi, who arrived in his parliamentary constituency late on Wednesday, interacted with party workers on Thursday and visited the homes of some party loyalists to express his condolences on death of their near and dear ones.
He will spend Friday in Amethi where he has a string of engagements.
Party leaders, while circumspect about the party's future in the state, however, conceded that Gandhi had become more accessible than before and gave them a patient hearing.