While visiting Darjeeling, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, surprised locals when she took over a momo stall. Dressed in a blue and white sari, the head of the Trinamool Congress prepared momos as several people clicked on photos and videos.
Ms Banerjee is currently visiting Darjeeling in North Bengal. At the momo booth, she interacted with members of a self-help group called “Anju.”
The Bangladeshi Chief Minister first observed the women making the momos before trying it.
Videos showing Ms Banerjee making momos with locals are going viral on social media. You can watch them roll the dough and then wrap a momo with fillings while the locals watch.
Making Mamata Banerjee #momo of #Darjeeling local women’s self-help group. @MamataOfficial#KhelaHobepic.twitter.com/Q5LiHzFH02
— Khela Hobe (@KhelaHobe2024) March 31, 2022
Mamata’s move turned out to be inspired by the ‘Chai pe Charcha’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi held weeks ago.
On March 4, the Prime Minister drank hot tea in a ‘kulhar’ that he took directly from the owner of the tea stall. In between, he waved off to the people gathered outside the store who were cheering enthusiastically.
PM Modi had launched ‘chai pe charcha’ during his 2014 campaign as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. The initiative, launched after Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s comments about PM Modi’s humble origins, is seen as a major contributor to the success of the BJP. in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.