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‘Sudama Meeting Krishna’ As Video Of Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Meeting Disheartened Man Goes Viral

The video of a man Rameshwar who sells vegetables was seen in tears, while recounting his ordeal due to sky rocketing prices of commodities.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Rameshwar.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi serving food with his own hands to a vegetable vendor whose recent videos had become the face of hardships due to rising food prices has gone viral on social media. 

The vegetable vendor Rameshwar was seen in tears while recounting his ordeal due to sky rocketing prices of commodities.

A video of the incident had gone viral on social media with many underlining how rising food prices are having an adverse impact on a large section of the society.

"I didn't want to live anymore in this society," said Rameshwar as Gandhi listened to him patiently. His daughter was sitting right beside.

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"Don't say that again. Speaking from your heart isn't a weakness, it's honesty. Don't think about what others say. You only adhere to the truth," Gandhi replied, showed a video from their meeting last Monday.

The Congress leader today shared the video of the "candid conversation" with him.

"Rameshwar ji is the voice of an India whose pains, issues and challenges are far removed from the mainstream debate today. It is the moral responsibility of all of us to listen to the voice of that India and help in fighting those struggles," he said on X.

The video captured some heart-warming moments from their meeting.

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Rameshwar and his wife sat together while Gandhi was serving them.

"She's (my wife) fasting today," Rameshwar said.

Gandhi quickly enquired if she's allowed to have fruits and said he will get some for her.

Gandhi also refused to be addressed as "sir". 

"Why are you calling me sir? My name is Rahul, call me that," he told Rameshwar.

Ahead of the meeting, Rameshwar compared it with "Sudama meeting Krishna", citing how lucky he was to have got this opportunity.

Sudama and Krishna were childhood friends who grew up together and their emotional reunion is held as an example of true friendship, according to the legend.

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