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'Euphoric reception' for Rahul Gandhi in Bahrain, says Congress

'Euphoric reception' for Rahul Gandhi in Bahrain, says Congress

Claiming that the Congress gave a tough fight to the BJP in Gujarat by questioning it on every front, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his party has capacity to defeat BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. "Congress president Rahul Gandhi has decided that the presidents of all Pradesh Congress Committees, regional Congress committees and territorial Congress committees will continue in their posts after the organisational election also unless a decision is taken to replace them", the press release, issued from AICC headquarters, said. Gulf countries have the biggest Indian diaspora of more than 35 lakh.

Rahul will be chief guest at the three-day valedictory function organised by "Global Organisation of People of India Origin" (GOPIO) on 8 January.

Delegates from 50 countries are participating in the event.

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Rubbing it in, Gandhi also retweeted a December 2013 tweet by Modi that said "Am very proud of the positive and proactive role played by BJP MPs under leadership of Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley in passing Lokpal Bill".

Gandhi's outreach is being seen as a move to popularise Congress among the large Indian diaspora.

Rahul came up with his own version of GDP as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to hit a four year low in 2017-18 at 6.5 per cent, as opposed to 7.1 per cent in 2016-17, calling it Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Gross Divisive Politics" in a tweet.


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