Wayanad: A rather sweet and emotional moment was captured on camera in Kerala’s Wayanad when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met a nurse, who had witnessed his birth 51 years back. Notably, Rajamma Vavathil, one of the nurses who took care of Rahul when he was born on June 19, 1970 met him during his trip to Wayanad earlier this week and a video of their interaction has gone viral on Twitter.Also Read - Newly-Wed Tamil Couple Gets 5 Litres of Petrol as Wedding Gift, Pics Go Viral
Rajamma was on duty at Delhi’s Holy Family Hospital, when Rahul was born and she had even held him in her hands as a newborn. In the video, she calls Rahul his ‘son’ and gifts him a packet of sweets. She then proudly says ,”Nobody gave me permission to give you the sweets. This is my house (she said pointing at her house). I really wanted to meet you. Where are your security people. I want to tell them…He is my son. He was born in front of me. Before you could see him, I saw him.”
The heart warming video of Rajamma expressing her love towards the Congress leader was shared by the Congress party’s Kerala unit on Twitter with the caption, ”The wholesome love and affection from Rajamma Amma who was a nurse at Delhi’s holy family hospital where Shri @RahulGandhi was born”.
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Later she regretted if any inconvenience was caused to which Rahul Gandhi promptly responded, “No no… no inconvenience.” She further enquired about Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and conveys her regards.
The video has gone viral, and people are touched by the elderly woman’s adorable gesture. One user wrote, ”Aww , the warmth & affection of the lady is touching . To acknowledge it with grace and sincerity is a rare trait.”
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Rahul Gandhi had earlier also met Rajamma in 2019 when he won from Wayanad constituency with a massive victory margin of 4.31 lakh votes.