Facing questions from the BJP on his overseas engagement, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday tweeted a photograph of himself at the conference in Aspen.
“Very interesting discussions on the global economy & the disruptive power of tech at the conference in Aspen,” said the tweet that accompanied the photograph, posted on his official Twitter handle.
Very interesting discussions on the global economy &the disruptive power of tech at the conference in Aspen pic.twitter.com/F3emxEQwj4
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 28, 2015
— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) September 28, 2015
Former union minister Milind Deora also tweeted photographs of himself with Rahul and Iceland’s President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, and Rahul with British politician David Miliband.
The BJP had questioned the Congress’s claim that Rahul had gone to the US to attend the ‘Weekend with Charlie Rose’ conference in Aspen. Claiming that the conference was held in July, the BJP had said that Rahul was on a “forced vacation” because the Congress felt his presence in Bihar would hurt its chances.
Hours after the tweet, the Congress attacked the BJP. “There is no rule which says Rahul Gandhi should take prior permission from Amit Shah or Narendra Modi on where he should travel. They say that nobody is disturbed by Rahul Gandhi, then why do they get a temperature when Rahul sneezes. Day in and day out, they roam around disturbed, asking where is Rahul Gandhi,” said Congress leader Anand Sharma.
“We don’t ask what Narendra Modi has eaten, which tailor has made his clothes… but they are concerned about Rahul. Where has he gone, which city, which restaurant… there is a limit. Modi wants to keep his privacy but wants to breach the privacy of others,” he said.