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  India   All India  05 Jan 2018  Rahul Gandhi will travel to Bahrain, meet NRIs

Rahul Gandhi will travel to Bahrain, meet NRIs

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Published : Jan 5, 2018, 2:01 am IST
Updated : Jan 5, 2018, 2:01 am IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit the UAE later this month.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)
 Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is all set to tour Bahrain on January 7 and return on January 9. The two-day visit of Mr. Gandhi will see him addressing Non Resident Indians, he is also expected to meet senior political leadership of the country. He is going on the invitation of the NRIs in Bahrain, he will be a state guest on his visit. Mr. Gandhi was also expected to visit other West Asian countries, but that programme presently has been postponed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit the UAE later this month.

Last year in September Mr. Gandhi had gone on a 15-day-trip to the United States of America. He had interacted with students, politicians, businessmen and other leaders of the country. He had also addressed University of California Berkeley. There was a lot of criticism from the BJP back home. Interestingly since his visit to United States of America Mr Gandhi has made a complete turnaround of his social media and has started taking on PM Narendra Modi.

 

Congress strategists feel that the party was not being able to get its viewpoint across to the Indian diaspora. The visits of Congress President abroad to places where Indian community has a sizeable presence will ensure that the party’s viewpoint goes out to the NRIs. Feedback from Mr Gandhi’s trip to the US has been positive for the party. Insiders claim that NRIs have relatives back home and act as influencers.

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