Rahul's visit to UAE postponed
Updated: Dec 24, 2017 20:17 IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], Dec 24 (ANI): The scheduled visit of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 9, has been postponed to a later date.
According to Gulf News, the postponement of Rahul's trip was revealed by a senior member of INCAS UAE, an Indian community group in the UAE with political allegiance to Congress.
Punnakkan Mohammad Ali, General Secretary of INCAS UAE committee, said: "Mr Gandhi (Rahul) will visit the UAE after attending the Biennial International Convention of GOPIO (Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin) in Bahrain."
In a statement issued today morning, Ali and Mahadevan Vazhasseri, president of INCAS UAE told that Rahul's visit had been postponed for the time being.
"Discussions are on to reschedule his visit and hold it in a much grander way at the earliest," the statement said.
The January visit to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was to be Rahul's first visit outside India, after taking over the reins of the party, replacing his mother Sonia Gandhi last week.
A few members of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) had already visited the UAE earlier to inspect the venues suggested by the Congress. (ANI)