Congress slams 'sabbatical' rumors as Rahul Gandhi leaves for U.S.

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday announced that party vice president Rahul Gandhi is on a personal trip to Aspen, U.S. to attend a conference and asserted that he will continue to lead the party's Bihar campaign as also in the rest of the country.

Rahul's visit, interestingly coincides with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's, who will also be in the U.S from Thursday on a six-day visit. 'Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi is travelling to Aspen, U.S on a short visit to attend a conference.

Rahul Gandhi. File pic/ ANI

The conference is expected to be attended by global leaders from various domains, both from government and private sectors,' party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

'We reject all rumours stating otherwise,' he added. Rahul had earlier gone abroad on a 56-day `sabbatical' when the budget session of Parliament had commenced, leading to rumors and speculation across political parties.

  • V Lakshminarayanan24-Sep-2015

    There is no global leader's conference in Aspen, Colorado this month. There is a film festival scheduled to begin on Sept 25. The Aspen Ideas Festival was in June 25 -July 4. Where is RAGA hiding? Congress never spoke the truth, this time, it is no different.

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