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Scindia dines with tribals ahead of Lok Sabha bypoll

Ahead of Shahdol Lok Sabha bypoll, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha, Jyotiraditya Scindia tried his hands not only at roasting chapati and having meals with tribals, but also matched steps with them in their traditional dance while campaigning for party nominee Himadri Singh.

Scindia and Congress’ Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha, are campaigning for the by-poll in the tribal seat since on Monday.

“I enjoyed a lot interacting with them and I always do so whenever I get such an opportunity,” he told PTI from Madwahi village.

The Congress leader spent the night at the residence of a tribal -- Kusham Singh Gond -- where he tried roasting a ‘chapati’ and had dinner with the villagers like a commoner.

Taking part in the traditional Shaila dance, he sported their traditional Mandar (Dholak) and tried his best to match steps with them in a formation.

Earlier too, Scindia had food with poor people in his constituency Guna.

The Congress leader, who is popularly known as “Maharaja” due to his royal lineage of the erstwhile Gwalior kingdom, is leaving no stone unturned these days to change this image by coming close to the common man in Madhya Pradesh.

“Though the ruling BJP is making tall claims about development, the real situation is quite different at the ground level. People feel cheated on the issue of power, water, land lease and rampant corruption,” Scindia alleged. 
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