Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met Amma Friday evening in Amritapuri. He was in the Kollam district as part of his Bharat Jodo Yatra and reached the Mata Amritanandamayi Math around 8:30 pm.
Brahmacharis of the Math welcomed Mr. Gandhi. He then received Amma’s blessings and met with her for about 45 minutes.
“I was indeed honoured and fortunate to meet Amma,” Mr. Gandhi said.
“Very impressed by the amazing work Amma’s organisation has done toward helping the poor and the downtrodden. Offered my humble salutations and received her warm, love-filled hug in return,” Mr. Gandhi posted later on his Facebook.
Mr. Gandhi departed from Amritapuri at half past nine to continue his yatra. He was accompanied by AICC Organization General Secretary K.C.Venugopal, K.P.C.C. President K. Sudhakaran, Leader of the Opposition V.D. Satheesan, and MLAs Ramesh Chennithala, PC Vishnunath and CR Mahesh.