Guwahati, May 31, 2019:
Lok Sabha MP from Dibrugarh and newly-inducted Union Minister Rameswar Teli took an integral part of the Assamese culture in front of the whole world. Teli, the soft-spoken Dibrugarh MP took oath as Minister of State wearing the venerable garment -- the Assamese 'gamusa' -- around his neck.
Teli took oath as a Union Minister at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in front of thousands of national and international dignitaries and with crores watching on their television screens across the world as Narendra Modi was sworn in for his successive term along with his new Cabinet.
Some of the important figures who witnessed Teli take his oath while wearing the Assamese gamusa are: leaders from the BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand , Nepal and Bhutan) countries, former PM Manmohan Singh, chief ministers, Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata, susperstar Rajinikanth, etc.
Teli, who also won the election in 2014 from Dibrugarh, is best known for working closely working with the tea tribe communities of Assam.
Rameswar Teli, who contested the 2019 election from the Dibrugarh Constituency, defeated former Congress Union Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar in Dibrugarh by a handy margin of 1,85,347 votes.
One look at Teli's humble home and his office suggest that he is someone who believes in the motto of "simple living, high thinking". He lives in a tiny concrete house while his office is a tiny hut constructed out of bamboo.
Teli is popular in the area for his ordinary lifestyle and amicable nature. While his parents still live in the thatched house in Tipling, his uncle is a handcart puller.
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