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Ahead of New Year, Rahul Gandhi flies to Italy, Congress calls it a ‘personal visit’

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Ahead of the 31st December celebrations, Wayanad MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, left for Italy, making this his second foreign trip in a month. Congress has asked the BJP not to spread any rumors around his tour and called it a ‘personal visit.’

A day after the grand old Congress party celebrated its 137th Foundation, Congress leader and MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi has left for Italy. As per the sources, Gandhi has left for Italy on Wednesday at around 4 am. The former National President of Congress flew down to Italy via Doha. Rahul’s visit comes at a time when all the political parties are preparing for the upcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur, which are due next year. According to the sources in Congress, Gandhi is scheduled to address an election rally in Punjab’s Moga on January 3 and will likely return on time. 

Soon after the news of Gandhi flying from India came out, Netizens started to troll him, calling him a Part-time politician. This is the second foreign visit of Rahul Gandhi in a month’s time. Just before Diwali, Rahul Gandhi had vanished again, reportedly to London. On November 5, it was reported that Gandhi was on a ‘long vacation’. He returned after almost a month, just before the winter session commenced in the Parliament. At that time, BJP took a dig at Gandhi and questioned his trip to London.

Defending Rahul’s visit to Italy, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said “Rahul Gandhi is on a brief personal visit. BJP and its friends in the media should not spread unnecessary rumors.” Rahul’s foreign visits come even as the post of the Congress President stays clouded in uncertainty after his resignation, which came in the aftermath of the party’s dismal performance in the 2019 General Elections. After he stepped down, Sonia Gandhi assumed charge as the interim President in August of the same year. Since then, there have been reports of Congress holding elections for the post.

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