Special Protection Group personnel, who followed Gandhi, had a hard time as the seemingly excited women tried to shake hands with the Congress president
It's not often that one sees Sonia Gandhi let herself go, but at the Mahila Congress convention yesterday, the Congress president did exactly that when she matched steps with tribal dancers.
Matching the steps: United Progressive Alliance Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi happily accepted the greetings and gifts from the tribals, and joined them for a few dance steps. Pic/AFP
Gandhi, who inaugurated the convention on 'Empowerment to Tribal Women', mingled with the delegates who had come from different tribal regions of the country.
As the tribal women, attired in their tradition garb, came to the podium for a dance performance, Gandhi briefly came down and joined them.
Special Protection Group personnel, who followed Gandhi, had a hard time as the seemingly excited women tried to shake hands with the Congress president.
Gandhi happily accepted their greetings and gifts and joined them for a few dance steps. The Mahila Congress leaders on the stage watched smilingly as Gandhi's presence among women delegates sent a wave of excitement at the gathering.
Some of the workers even captured Gandhi's impromptu jig on their mobile phones. The convention went ahead with speeches from union ministers after Gandhi left the venue.