Sad About Intolerance Back Home: Rahul Gandhi in Dubai

My Beloved Country is Being Divided for Political Reasons: Rahul Gandhi

While addressing the Indian diaspora, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, “We can never run a country like India believing that only one idea is correct and all other are wrong. Today, my beloved country India is being divided for political reasons.”

Rahul Gandhi Met Vice President and PM of UAE

On his maiden visit to UAE, Congress President Rahul Gandhi met the vice president and the prime minister of UAE.

Speaking about the relationship between Indian and UAE Gandhi tweeted, “The bonds between India & the UAE have stood the test of time. I am committed to helping build an even stronger relationship between our countries.”

Our First Task is to Bring India Together: Rahul Gandhi

The first task is to deal with the rising intolerance in the country and bring India together regardless of religion, caste, ideology and thinking, Rahul Gandhi said. “Some people talk about a Congress-Mukt Bharat. We do not want a BJP-Mukt Bharat,” he said.

“The values that bring together the people of UAE and India are humility and tolerance; tolerance for different ideas, religions and communities. I’m sad to say that back home, it is four-and-a-half years of intolerance,” he said.

Rahul Gandhi Raises Issues of Agrarian Distress, Unemployment

Congress President asks NRIs to help India tackle issues of agrarian distress and unemployment, caused by government’s decisions like GST and demonetisation.

NRIs Are India’s Biggest Strength, Says Rahul Gandhi

Addressing the Indian diaspora in Dubai, Rahul Gandhi said NRIs are India’s biggest strength. “Without the help of NRIs, India would not have reached where it is today,” he said.

I Am Here To Hear Your Problems, Says Rahul Gandhi

Speaking to Indians in Dubai, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that Congress will do everything possible to help the Indian diaspora in Dubai. “We will talk to you and address your issues in our election manifesto. I am here to listen to your Mann Ki Baat,” Rahul Gandhi said.

While enquiring about their problems in Dubai and their families in India, several workers complained about not getting their full salaries.

“Share all your problems and issues with Pitroda, we will have them in our manifesto. We want to know about all your problems and what the Indian government should do to them. Not this government (Modi government) but the one which is coming to power after the elections,” he said.

Rahul Gandhi Interacts With Indian Diaspora In Dubai

The Congress Party tweeted images of Rahul Gandhi’s interaction in Dubai

Special Status to Andhra Pradesh

According to the Congress, Rahul Gandhi said that if our government comes into power we will give special status to Andhra Pradesh.

He also said, “You helped India, Indian states and the poor people and you worked to make this city of Dubai, which is great in the whole world. I want to say thank you heartily.”

‘Nobody Is A Big Man, I am Just Like You’

Rahul Gandhi said, “Somebody said here that a big man has come to meet us. Nobody is a big man. I am just like you.”

Congress President Addresses Labour Colony in Dubai

During his address to the labour colony in Dubai, Rahul Gandhi tells Indian workers that they have made every religion, every state and every caste proud. “I know that you have to face hardships. You work all day, send money back home for the family,” he said.

“I have come here to tell you that we are standing with you. Whatever you want, whatever are your difficulties, wherever we help you, we are ready to do it. We want to talk to you. I have not come here to tell you my ‘Mann ki baat’, I have come here to listen to you.”
Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

Rahul Gandhi Meets Business Leaders at Breakfast

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and senior leader Sam Pitroda met with the business leaders at a breakfast, hosted by Sunny Varkey.

Rahul Gandhi Begins Two-Day Visit to Dubai

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, set to interact with the Indian overseas and student communities during his maiden visit to the UAE, was accorded a warm welcome by the Indian diaspora at the Dubai airport on Thursday, 10 January, the party said.

Gandhi had also previously addressed such public gatherings in the US, London, Germany and Bahrain.

“Indians from across Dubai gather at the airport to greet Congress President @RahulGandhi with warmth & love ahead of his two day tour in UAE,” the party tweeted.

The Congress President would also be the “official chief guest” at the ‘Indo-Arab cultural programme’ at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 11 January. The programme will also be celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Updated: January 11, 2019 — 7:32 pm