Rahul did it again; says Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar were NRIs

While addressing people at Times Square on Wednesday Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi called on NRIs to join hands with the grand old party. He said, “You have tremendous knowledge and understanding so you need to involve. I want to invite you to work with Congress to discuss the vision for going forward. We want to take your help.”

During the course of his speech, the Congress leader stated that leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were all NRIs. He added that they were leaders who went out of India, saw the world and then returned to the country with ideas to transform the nation. His latest gaffe did not take long to leave the Twitterverse at a loss of words.

Not only did his latest gaffe draw criticism from the cyberspace, but also from the BJP. BJP leader Ram Madhav tweeted, “Another gem of wisdom. Gandhi Nehru NRIs. Congress was NRI movement.”


Earlier, In another tweet, he said, “Let him (Rahul Gandhi) travel across the world and campaign for his party. We will take care of India”

A week ago, Congress-vice President Rahul Gandhi, addressed students of University of California, Berkeley. In his speech titled, ‘India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward”, the Congress leader put forth his understanding on contemporary India and the path forward for the country. But what caught everybody’s eye is a minor, but hopefully unintentional, gaffe. While answering a question, he got the number of seats in the Lok Sabha wrong. Rahul Gandhi said the number of seats in the Lower House was 546, not 545.

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