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Mamata Banerjee: A Day in the Tea Gardens of Darjeeling

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Rafia Tasleem
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Mamata Banerjee: A Day in the Tea Gardens of Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently took a break from her political duties to connect with the people of Darjeeling in a unique and engaging way. Dressed in traditional Nepali attire, she was spotted in the tea gardens of Kurseong, immersing herself in the everyday life of the tea pluckers, a sight rarely seen in the political landscape.

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A Day in the Tea Gardens

Far from the political hustle and bustle, Banerjee was seen spending time in the tranquil greenery of the Makaibari Tea Estate, one of the oldest tea gardens in the region. She was not just a visitor, but an active participant in the tea plucking process. She joined the women tea pluckers, engaging in their routine work while wearing the traditional Nepali outfit, mirroring their life and work.

Singing Folk Songs and Engaging in Local Culture

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Banerjee’s visit to the tea garden was not just about work; it was also about celebrating the local culture. She was seen singing folk songs with the women in the tea garden, embracing the cultural richness of the region. The visuals of the Chief Minister singing and laughing with the local women offer a glimpse into her connection with the regional culture and the people.

A Unique Approach to Political Engagement

This event is not just a testament to Banerjee's cultural immersion, but also unveils a unique approach to political engagement. By stepping out of her official duties and stepping into the everyday work of the local people, she demonstrates a deep connection with the people she serves. This is not an everyday sight in politics, and it certainly adds a new dimension to the perception of Banerjee as a political figure.

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