Rahul to discuss ‘India’s role in the world’ with intellectuals and students during Europe trip

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NEW DELHI: Indian National Congress (INC)’s president Rahul Gandhi will be travelling to European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) too meet intellectuals from various fields.

The tour is part of Congress’ outreach program being organised by newly formed Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) headed by Sam Pitroda. Announcing Rahul Gandhi’s travel plans, Pitroda tweeted that the tour was organised following “high demand” and because “people are interested in listening to Rahul Gandhi.”


Explaining the purpose of the visit, Pitroda explained that this trip is about discussing India’s role in the world.

Rahul Gandhi’s trip will comprise of a “series of talks at large public events” where he will be interacting with politicians, academicians and businessmen. Two major meetings will be organised in Germany and London which will be attended largely by the Indian diaspora abroad. Rahul Gandhi also intends to hold separate sessions with young global leaders and students.

Gandhi started similar tours about a year ago to interact with global communities and NRIs after the formation of Indian Overseas Congress that was setup by Congress to increase its footprint abroad. Gandhi has so far visited US, Middle East, Singapore, and Malaysia as part of Congress’ outreach program.

Highlighting the current events of the region, Pitroda said that Gandhi will be travelling to Germany and UK at a time when the region is abuzz with events in Turkey and Lira.



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