In a unique endeavour, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi embarked on a truck ride during his recent visit to the United States. Taking inspiration from his earlier ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Gandhi joined an Indian-American truck driver Taljinder Singh, Vicky Gill, and his companion Ranjeet Singh Banipal for a 190 km journey from Washington DC to New York, aptly named the American Truck Yatra. The purpose of this adventure was to gain insights into the daily lives of Indian truck drivers residing in the US.
As they embarked on their journey, Gandhi and the truckers immersed themselves in Sidhu Moose Wala’s song ‘295’. The enthusiastic politician was seen grooving to the music, expressing his fondness for the artist. “I like him very much,” said the Congress leader.
The concept behind this truck ride resembled his previous experience, where he had joined truck drivers travelling from Delhi to Chandigarh to better understand their challenges and concerns.