YS Sharmila obliges toddy tapper, tastes neera during padayatra in Palakurthi
YS Sharmila was pleasantly surprised when the toddy tapper offered her neera, the fresh version of toddy before fermentation
PALAKURTHI: YSR Telangana Party president YS Sharmila, who is in the middle of a Praja Prasthanam Padayatra, on Wednesday tasted neera at the request of a toddy tapper in Palakurthi Assembly constituency of Telangana.
A video of YS Sharmila getting inquisitive about neera and then finally shedding her inhibitions to take a few sips of it from a palm leaf is making rounds on social media. Heading her party activists during her padayatra, she came across the toddy tapper at Lakshmi Narayana Puram in Palakurthi constituency.
Even as he approached YS Sharmila, his typical attire with all his toddy tapping tools, a thick rope tied around his waist and a pot in his hand, caught the eye of the YSRTC chief. YS Sharmila was pleasantly surprised when the toddy tapper offered her neera, the fresh version of toddy before fermentation. On being goaded a few times by him, YS Sharmila obliged his request and tasted neera which is considered the best summer beverage in rural areas.
After taking a few sips, she also assured him that, if her party was voted to power, she would prioritise toddy tappers’ concerns and address them.