UP Dalit family borrowed food to feed Rahul Gandhi

'Rahul Gandhi was like a God to us so we had to prepare no matter what.'

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016, 17:48 PM IST
UP Dalit family borrowed food to feed Rahul Gandhi

Mau, Uttar Pradesh: Breaking bread with Dalits is among the favourite photo-ops of our politicians. A recent such incident has thrown light on the offer people who offer meals to netas.

A Dalit family from Mau had hosted Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is touring Uttar Pradesh, at their humble home on Sunday.

Rahul and Congress' UP in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad were served rotis and potato choka by the family of Swaminath.

However, it has now come to light that the family had borrowed food material from others to prepare food and are now worried about the debt.

A family member said, “Rahul Gandhi was like a God to us so we had to prepare no matter what. Will repay the debt somehow.”

Speaking to TOI, Swaminath said, "Rahul ji enquired about our living and the problems we are facing. I told him that we hardly manage to meet our basic needs."

Despite his poverty, the proud man he is, Swaminath did not tell Rahul that he had borrowed food to prepare a meal for him.