Rahul Gandhi to vacation with grandmother, family

Last week, Rahul was briefly detained by the Madhya Pradesh Police as he attempted to meet the families of the six protesters killed in police firing in Mandsaur.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. (Source: file photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be going on a short vacation ahead of the Parliament Monsoon session in July. “Will be travelling to meet my grandmother & family for a few days. Looking forward to spending some time with them!” he tweeted on Tuesday.

The last time he flew out of the country was in March, when his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi was under going medical treatment. Prior to that, he rang in the New Year while was vacationing abroad.

Speaking with news agency ANI, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: “Rahul ji is going to meet his 93-year-old grandmother. It’s Indian culture to take care of ageing parents and grandparents.”

Last week, Rahul was briefly detained by the Madhya Pradesh Police as he attempted to meet the families of the six protesters killed in police firing in Mandsaur. With curfew imposed in several districts of the state in light of a farmers protest turning violent, Rahul Gandhi travelled by plane, car, bike and foot to reach Mandsaur, the epicentre of the agitation. After his brief detention, the Congress vice-president was allowed to meet the families at the Madhya Pradesh border.

Demanding the BJP state government to increase the minimum support price for the farm produce and waive off their loans, Rahul accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing little for the farmers. “Na kisaano ka karza maaf karte hain, na bonus dete; bas goliyaan dete hain (They don’t waive off farmers’ loan. Neither do they give any bonuses. Bullets are what all they give),” he said. “Narendra Modi can waive loans of the country’s rich but can’t do so for farmers.”

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    Rabi Mishra
    Jun 14, 2017 at 7:24 am
    Kutta Surjewala, if it is Indian culture to take care of ageing parents and g parent as you defend Rahul's summer vacation in Italy, let him take care of them as long as they are alive and spare us, poor Indians, his pranks and idiocies.
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      Youknow
      Jun 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm
      “Rahul ji is going to meet his 93-year-old g mother. It’s Indian culture to take care of ageing parents and g parents.” Very true but is either one of them Indian? Raghul or his g mother? Why are we bringing Indian culture here?
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        madhusudan Bangalore
        Jun 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm
        CONGRESS PARTY IS ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY DUE TO UTTER FAILURE OF RAHUL HI WHO HAS BECOME GREAT LIABILITY FOR PARTY. SO HE MUST BE EXPELLED FROM PARTY BY REST OF THE LEADERS OTHERWISE THEY WILL HAVE NO FUTURE IN THIS COUNTRY AND IT IS DIFFICULT TO SAVE THEIR SEAT IN NEXT ELECTION.
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          Dingra
          Jun 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm
          Wah mere Nostradamus jeeeee. Kya baath kahi hai. Is baath ko aap modiji se apni monkey bath se kahalwadijiye na pleeej.
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          madhusudan Bangalore
          Jun 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm
          HE IS SEASONAL LEADER FOR CONGRESS. HE SHOULD CHOOSE MERRYMAKING OR PARTY FOR GIVING JUSTICE TO PARTY WHICH IS SUFFERING BADLY DUE TO HIS WORST PERFORMANCE AND IS LOSING ONE AFTER ANOTHER STATE. THAT DAY IS NOT FAR WHEN W COUNTRY WILL BE FREE FROM CONGRESS.
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            Dingra
            Jun 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm
            Dont worry about other parties. You have a lot to worry about your party.
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            Sankaran Krishnan
            Jun 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm
            Hope he will wear only Pyjama and Kurta and not with Suit Boot when he travels abroad and once again he proves his personal enjoyment is more important than the Nation he belongs whereas he find faults with PM Modi's official Foreign visits and conveniently forgetting that he is going on vacation and to spend time with g mother and family. what to tell it is other than stupidity, is it NOT ???
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              Dingra
              Jun 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm
              Modiji ka Rock Avtaar no more. Take care not to hug Trumpphh .......
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              aryan.11@mail.cc
              Jun 13, 2017 at 4:03 pm
              On the agenda: visually impressive United States ambassador to the United Nationations organization made a proposal regarding reschedu of the United Nationations organization. Can Indian Government, represented by [th] Foreign Ministry mother Sushma Swaraj support the United States position at the future UN agenda?
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                Ashutosh Shukla
                Jun 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm
                Abe Raga thumne aur tumhare khandaan kujh a hota tab dete na- sare paise to scam aur tum log kha e. Jo bacha wo jijaji ke matthe chad a. Sarkar kahan se de paise. Tum logon ne hi ke laathi janta ke peeche de de thi jo ab tak nahi nikli hain. Ab yeh bhi bata do ki naniji kokya doge.
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                  Dingra
                  Jun 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm
                  Adani madad karega na ! Phir bhi paise kam pade to loan le lena - Fadnavis aur Yogi milke loan write off kar denge.....
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                    KS KUMAR
                    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm
                    With investment of 50 lakhs in Young India this felloe thousands of crores of AJL properties. No shortage of funds.
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