MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi dons a new avatar, sings ‘hari naam’ to mend ‘broken bridge’ between tea estate owner and labourers

Moon Gogoi

Gohpur, October 11: Congress MLA from Mariani constituency, Rupjyoti Kurmi who is known for his humanitarian deeds was this time seen addressing a gathering at the New Purupbari Tea Estate of Gohpur and singing ‘Hari Naam’ for the workers.

The Tea Estate on September 19 was shut down after the tea labourers came in conflict with the management.

Kurmi, while bridging the gap between the tea estate owner and labourers offered a helping hand to the crisis faced by the labourers.

“I have offered prayers by singing a Radha-Krishna Bhajan so that our tea workers and the management of tea gardens also share a bond just like that of Radha-Krishna”, said Kurmi.

Kurmi also mentioned that he had met the deputy commissioner of Bisawanath district to settle the dispute but later was informed that the owner had fled away.

“We should not have visited Purupbari as this area fall under the constituency of great MLAs of the ruling party but I have come to be a part of their bad time”, added Congress MLA Kurmi.

Often tagged as ‘quirky’, MLA Kurmi is known for his humanitarian services. In June, Kurmi stepped in to become one of the pallbearers when there were not enough people to carry a man’s body to the crematorium and perform the funeral rites.