Rahul Gandhi going to US for conference, clarifies Cong

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2015 23:56 IST

Congress said on Tuesday that party vice president Rahul Gandhi has gone to the US to attend a conference.

“Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is travelling to Aspen, US on a short visit to attend a conference. The conference is expected to be attended by global leaders from various domains, both from government and private sectors,” party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said.

“We reject all rumours stating otherwise,” he added.

He, however, did not give dates about the conference or the duration of the visit.

Earlier in the day when asked about Rahul at AICC briefing, Surjewala said, “Rahulji is travelling abroad on a short personal visit and will return shortly. We reject all rumours stating otherwise. He will continue to lead the party’s Bihar campaign as also in the rest of the country.”

He was asked whether Rahul had gone to London on Tuesday and whether it meant that he had gone on another sabbatical.

Early this year, Rahul had gone abroad on a nearly two month long sabbatical when the budget session of Parliament had commenced and that led to much talk and speculation in political circles.

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