"Leaders learn from people... You are my teacher and I learn from you," Rahul Gandhi said while addressing an election rally here today.
"I respect and honour you... You have sacrificed so much for the country. We can never forget you... Your struggles are my struggle and we will solve it together," he stated.
"Leaders must get rid of their ego and go to the public.
We must listen to them and learn from them. This gives me power... You give me strength," he added.
Leaders have nothing of their own but only the relationship that they have with the public and it is their moral duty to strengthen this relationship, Rahul reiterated.
The Congress leader, meanwhile, promised to complete the East-West corridor and the Railway Gauge Conversion Project in the Assam's Barak Valley if his party forms the government at the Centre.
"If Congress forms the government at the Centre, I promise that we will connect the Barak Valley with mainstream India and these two projects are steps in that direction," Gandhi said.
"Rahul Gandhi wants to know your problems. Today I have limited time and have to go for another campaign at Raipur in Chhatisgarh but I promise you that after the elections are over, I will come back to Barak Valley and take stock of all your problems," he said.
The East-West corridor, connecting Silchar in the East with Saurashtra in the West, which is also called Mahasadak Yojana will "benefit you and bring development to the Valley", he said.
Gandhi was here to campaign for two Congress candidates of the Barak Valley — Sushmita Dev of Silchar and Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya of Karimganj.