'Euphoric reception' for Rahul in Bahrain

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi will be addressing the Non-resident Indians (NRI) conclave in Bahrain. We will present a new Congress party to you and a new vision to the country. What China does in two days, it takes India one year to do.

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram also hit out at the government, saying, "No amount of sugar coating, false bravado and rhetoric along with headlines management can hide the stark reality".

"This party has so much power that it will defeat the BJP in 2019", he said on the partys plans for 2019 polls.

"You said there is gap".

"Congress party knows how to fight". Our focus is to give India a new vison, a new Congress party to the people.

The Congress chief identified lack of job growth as the most serious concern facing the country and its youth.

Gandhi, who is the chief guest of the three-day valedictory function organised by GOPIO today, will also have an interactive session with political heads and the business community of Indian origin in Bahrain. "This anger is visible in the streets and is rising rapidly", he said, adding the "tragedy" is that instead of focusing on what is critical issues like poverty alleviation, job creation and building a world class education system, "we see instead rise in the forces of hatred and division".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi engages with the diaspora during his visits overseas. "He is angry with what government of India is doing", said Rahul.

The Congress also said, "Your talent, skills, tolerance, patriotism is what India needs today". His two-week visit to USA last September had signaled what is being seen as the turnaround of the Congress leader, whom critics have accused of a lack of leadership skills.

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