New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is in Assam ahead of assembly elections as part of the party campaign, on Monday joined in to do the ‘Jhumur’ dance with a group of young performers of the tea tribes in Lakhimpur. Gandhi, who was surrounded by a huge crowd of media personnel, supporters and party workers, danced along to the beats of dhol tapping her feet and swaying her legs along with the dancers.Also Read - Assam Floods: Heavy Downpour Wreaks Havoc, Over 6 Lakh Affected Across 27 Districts | Key Points
Gandhi was dressed in a purple saree with a traditional Assamese scarf around her neck as she gave all smiles to the cameras while dancing to the traditional beats, as seen in a video shared on Twitter. Neither the Congress leader nor the teens performing with her were wearing face masks. Also Read - Passenger Train in Haflong Station Topples As Flash Flood Wreaks Havoc in Assam, Disturbing Visuals Emerge | Watch
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is on a two-day visit to Assam to launch the Congress campaign for the three-phased assembly election that begins on March 27.
Clad in a red outfit, the prevalent colour symbolising Shakti, the Congress leader said that she wanted to visit the temple for long and “her wish has come true”.
Priyanka Gandhi in Assam
“Today, I got the privilege of seeing the mother Kamakhya. Mother prayed to Kamakhya for the welfare of all the countrymen,” she tweeted in Assamese along with a prayer earlier in the day.
Elections to the constituencies in these three districts will be held in the first phase of polling in 47 seats on March 27. Elections to the 126-member assembly will be held in three phases, with 39 seats going to polls in the second phase on April 1 and 40 in the third and final phase on April 6.