Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reinforced his image as a mass leader whose message finds resonance with Indians all over the world, the party said in a press statement on Monday.
During the trip last week, Gandhi received an enthusiastic response and held meetings with several groups, including construction labourers, students, business leaders and the media. He also held closed-door meetings with senior members of the UAE government, the party said.
It said the showpiece event of the Congress president’s UAE tour was a massive public meeting at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, where over 30,000 Indians from across the UAE and the Middle East were in attendance.During his tour, Gandhi addressed the issues of “unemployment and the agrarian crisis”, and spoke against divisiveness. He interacted with students and business leaders, and visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Gandhi also discussed the alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, the controversy over women’s entry into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple and the Rafale fighter jet deal.