Rahul Gandhi also interacted with the student of Maharani College in Jaipur
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is on a day-long visit to Jaipur was seen enjoying a scooter ride today. A video of Mr Gandhi riding pillion on a woman college student's scooter outside a college has gone viral on social media.
The 13-second video clip shows the former Congress chief - flanked by students, teachers and his security team - taking a short ride on the scooter.
The Wayanad MP was seen interacting with the student in photos he shared on X, formerly Twitter. "Empower women like Mimansha Upadhyay, and they'll lead our country to a brighter future," he wrote.
'Rajasthan mein Jan Nayak' was how Mr Gandhi was described on the official X handle of Congress alongside the scooter video.
Before his scooter ride, Rahul Gandhi also interacted with the students of Maharani College and distributed two-wheelers to meritorious students, news agency ANI reported.
He was received by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, convener of core committee for state polls Sukhjinder Randhawa, party's state unit chief Govind Singh Dotasra at the Jaipur airport earlier today.
Mr Gandhi, along with Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, laid the foundation stone of the new building of the Pradesh Congress Committee and unveiled a plaque. Both the leaders also addressed a public rally in the state where elections are due later this year.
In an address to Congress workers today, Mr Gandhi advocated for a caste census and asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "afraid" of it as well, reported PTI. He also demanded the immediate implementation of reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
He said that "as soon as I started raising the issue of caste census in Parliament, BJP MPs tried to suppress my voice". There is an ideological fight going on between the BJP and the Congress, Mr Gandhi said.