Continuing his interaction with people just like during the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Shri Rahul Gandhi met and spoke with a group of truck drivers at a dhaba in Murthal on NH-44, and travelled on a truck from there to Chandigarh, while on his way to Shimla.
During the conversation with them, he decided to accompany Prem Rajpoot from Firozabad, UP in his truck. Rahul Ji had a wonderful conversation with Prem and his companion Rakesh that made the 6 hours pass in no time.
There are 3 crore Indians directly employed in the Truck Industry. Reports suggest, every year there is a demand for 9 lakh new truck drivers. They are the veritable back bone of India’s logistics sector. But according to an independent study, about 98% of truck drivers, like Prem, a Lodhi Youth from UP, do not want their family members to join their profession. The same report also suggests most of them complained of harassment by police, and low & irregular income.
Shri Rahul Gandhi has continued to listen to the voice of common Indians on a regular basis. From visiting Old Delhi & students of Mukherjee Nagar and DU to taking to a BMTC Bus and Blinkit Bike ride in Bengaluru, he has actively engaged with people from various sections of society; continuing his process of listening to people like during the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. Shri Rahul Gandhi is on a mission to give a voice to India’s unheard. His Yatra continues.