Aiming to reach out, Mamata brews tea at a stall in Digha
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo: IANS)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo: IANS)

Aiming to reach out, Mamata brews tea at a stall in Digha

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Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in the state's coastal resort town Digha for an administrative meeting, brewed tea at a village stall on Wednesday while interacting with the locals.
Banerjee who has been in East Midnapore district's coastal region since Monday, stopped her convoy at the Duttapukur village and spent time with the locals.
She shared some light moments cuddling a little child, and handed a cup cake to the child's guardian.
Adding to everyone's surprise, she then entered a local stall and strained the tea all by herself. After helping the tea maker, Banerjee served the tea to her colleagues Suvendu Adhikary, Subrata Mukherjee and other officials.
"This is nothing unusual, like every common person, I am habituated working in the kitchen," Banerjee said.
She visited the interiors of the village to interact with the inhabitants, evidently as part of her reach out routine prior to the state assembly elections due in 2021.
"Sometimes the little joys in life can make us happy. Making and sharing some nice tea (cha/chai) is one of them," Banerjee later wrote on her social handle while sharing the video from Digha.
Earlier, on several occasions Banerjee had taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking votes by "using" his "Chaiwaala" background.
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