New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to travel to the United States from May 28th onwards.
Reportedly, he will be attending a programme at Stanford University and meeting the Indian diaspora on May 29-30.
- He will go to Washington and California for a panel discussion and speech at Stanford University.
- He will also meet politicians and entrepreneurs.
- Earlier he was scheduled to embark on a 10-day visit to the US beginning on May 31.
- As per the sources quoted by newswire ANI, Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally of about 5,000 NRIs in New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 4.
- In March 2023, Rahul Gandhi delivered a speech at Cambridge University, at a convention organized by the Association of Journalists in London and finally during an in-conversation session at the Chatham House think tank in London.
- The remarks by the Congress leader gave fresh ammunition to the ruling BJP, who demanded an apology from Gandhi.
- Several of his statements in the UK stoked controversy in India. BJP intensified its attack on Rahul Gandhi with party chief JP Nadda alleging he is a “permanent part of the anti-India toolkit”
- On April 11, Gandhi was disqualified from his position as a Member of Parliament after his conviction in a defamation case. He was disqualified in accordance with Article 102(1)(e) of the Indian Constitution read with Section 8 of the Representation of People Act, 1951.
- Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on an official state visit to the United States on June 22.
- During his visit, PM Modi will be hosted by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at a state dinner at the White House, the Ministry of External Affairs informed through a press statement last week.