Rahul Gandhi to visit Bahrain on Jan 7

In a step to engage with Indian diaspora, Indian Congress President Rahul Gandhi will tour Bahrain on a two-day visit starting from January 7.

He will be addressing the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and will be acquainted with their problems. He is also expected to meet senior political leadership of the country.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

According to the party sources, Gandhi will be the state guest of the Kingdom of Bahrain and ill address NRIs settled there on January 8. He will leave for Bahrain on January 7 and is likely to return on January 9. The NRIs settled there have invited him.

Gandhi is also likely to meet Bahrain's Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and the members of the royal family.

Though the newly appointed Congress President was 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.

Rahul Gandhi had gone on a 15-day-trip to the United States of America during September last year. He had interacted with students, politicians, businessmen and other leaders of the country. He had also addressed University of California Berkeley.

Interestingly since his visit to United States of America Gandhi has made a complete turnaround of his social media.

It is also mention worthy that 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 Gandhi’s trip to the US has been positive for the party.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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