'Serious problem at home' : Rahul Gandhi tells Indians in Bahrain

NRIs are the true representatives of our soft power and the brand ambassadors of our nation across the globe. Looking forward to meeting and addressing fellow countrymen in Bahrain tomorrow' Gandhi tweeted ahead of his trip

Cong has ability to defeat BJP in 2019 polls: Rahul to Indians in Bahrain

"The attempt by Rahul Gandhi to "malign" India's image on the foreign soil is highly shameful", he said at a press conference.

"We expected that the baseless hate speeches Rahul Gandhi gives in India, he will not do the same and at least consider to not talk about the political differences within India when he goes to a foreign country", Prasad added.

"The BJP strongly condemns Rahul's irresponsible utterances".

Congress said Gandhi's visit is part of his interactions with Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs).

Taking on Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his address "criticising" the Indian government from an worldwide platform, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that Mr Gandhi was spreading "hatred" among Indians with his speeches overseas like he did in the country.

Prasad also slammed Congress over its dual stand on the triple talaq bill in the Parliament and accused it of spreading hatred. Party sources said the visit is part of the efforts, to strengthen the party base among the NRIs.

He also said that before praising China in India's comparison, Gandhi should have seen a report in "The Economist" magazine's December issue, "which predicts that India would overtake China in growth in two years".

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"I assure you that Congress has the power to defeat BJP in 2019 elections", he said in response to a question from the audience.

"Job creation is at an eight-year low".

Rahul had on Tuesday accused the Government of dividing people on the basis of caste and religion, alleging it was converting the anger of jobless youth into hatred among communities. To make matters worse, many in the Indian diaspora have lost hard-earned money because of arbitrary decisions like demonetisation.

The Union minister cited Mudra loans given to tens of millions of people, rise in road construction works and opening of call centres in tier two cities and said this has led to creation of employment as he refuted Mr Gandhi's charge that the government had not created enough jobs.

He also said that he was in Bahrain for a objective and that is "to tell you what you mean to your country".

"Journalists are shot dead, Dalits are beaten, minorities are lynched, judges presiding over important cases die under mysterious circumstances", said Rahul.

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