The eclectic spread included litti chokha from Bihar, masala dosa from down south, Bengal favourites fish fry, luchi alu-dom and nolen gurer patishapta, chicken tikka, gulab jamun and hot Darjeeling tea.
In a photo widely shared over the weekend, the Bengal chief minister is seen personally ladling food onto Tejaswhi Yadav’s plate and also, separately, on Gujarat activist Hardik Patel’s.
The refreshments were served after Mamata Banerjee’s “United India” rally at Brigade Ground in Kolkata that saw 23 opposition leaders share a dais, including from parties like the Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, DMK and Aam Aadmi Party.
Immediately after the rally, the leaders drove to Soujanya, an auditorium complex near the National Library, for tea and then a press meet.
The photo was tweeted by Sanjay Yadav, who describes himself as “political adviser to Ex Deputy Chief Minister, Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav”