1. Rahul Gandhi latest: Nehru, Ambedkar, Azad, Patel were NRIs, Congress was an NRI movement

Rahul Gandhi latest: Nehru, Ambedkar, Azad, Patel were NRIs, Congress was an NRI movement

Rahul Gandhi has said that Congress party was originally an "NRI movement".

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 21, 2017 2:11 PM
rahul gandhi, rahul gandhi nri, rahul gandhi to nri, rahul gandhi times square, rahul gandhi us, rahul gandhi at times square Rahul Gandhi speaks to NRIs at Times Square on Wednesday. (Twitter/INC)

Rahul Gandhi has said that Congress party was originally an “NRI movement”. Speaking at Times Square in the US on Wednesday to NRIs, Rahul said, “You are all Non Resident Indians. The original congress movement was an NRI movement.” He went on to add, “Mahatma Gandhi was an NRI, Jawaharlal Nehru came back from England, Ambedkar, Azad, Patel, these were all NRIs. Every single one of them went to the outside world, saw the outside world, returned back to India and used some the ideas they got and transformed India.”

Rahul further said, “I’ll go even further, the biggest success in India, our friends in BJP said nothing happened, but one of the biggest successes in India, the milk that most of India drinks, it was man called Mr. Kurien, he was an NRI. He came from the United States and he transformed India. Sam (Pitroda) is another example. There are thousands of examples that we have not recognised”

Rahul’s latest bid to attract NRI support, however, provided the opposition BJP an opportunity to take potshots at the Congress vice-president. BJP leader Ram Madhav tweeted, “Another gem of wisdom. Gandhi Nehru NRIs. Congress was NRI movement.”

On Wednesday, Madhav had commented, “Let him (Rahul)  travel across the world and campaign for his party. We will take care of India…He is running away from the battleground.”

Who is an NRI

According to the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, “A Non Resident Indian (NRI) is an Indian citizen or Foreign National of Indian Origin resident outside India for purposes of employment, carrying on business or vocation in circumstances as would indicate an intention to stay outside India for an indefinite period. An individual will also be considered NRI if his stay in India is less than 182 days during the preceding financial year.”

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  1. A
    Sep 27, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    How the did this ever find his way of a womb? The SOB should never have been conceived
    1. Sharaschandra Bhat
      Sep 23, 2017 at 10:21 am
      So India has the potential or runs the risk of having an NRI Prime Minister in the near future? God save the Nation.
      1. A
        Anil Kumar
        Sep 22, 2017 at 8:36 am
        Quatrochi? an NRI i mean non resident Italian ,muhmmad gaj navi ,gori ,east india co. ,Taimur , Abdali ,babar ,and all their followers are also NRIs .they were not redident ,.........now Indians .some looted India , others trying to.............Baba....! Was you offered candies in USA? .....
        1. Raghu Kashyap
          Sep 22, 2017 at 8:28 am
          A confirmed is rahul gandhi. The dynasty slaves keep attempting to project 'this guy" as capable ,intelligent by organising paid invitations in the reputed universities but this demolishes whatever little chance to zero by exposing his ed mental abilities.
          1. N
            Sep 22, 2017 at 7:21 am
            Pappu is best comedian out there.
            1. S
              SITARAM mani
              Sep 22, 2017 at 6:06 am
              Pappu has begun to form sentences with words and phrases. Never mind those non sense statements.
              1. T
                Sep 22, 2017 at 2:07 am
                Man he works on BJP payroll or he is always high or delusional and obviously he is arrogant $ pappu!!
                1. T
                  Sep 21, 2017 at 11:48 pm
                  Will try to compile all pappu blabbering to a movie and release. It will be the best comedy movie ever made in the history. Keep entertaining Mr. Pappu k dance
                  1. L
                    Sep 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm
                    joker what are you trying get lost
                    1. Vaideeswaran Subbarathinam
                      Sep 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm
                      Do you find any foreign dignitary coming to India and speak ill about his country?The leaders he mentioned are not NRIs under any stretch of imagination.
                      1. Mohan Sinnapillay
                        Sep 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm
                        This joker has no shortage of bull . His granny called NRI as Never Returned Indians. Now this joker can say this. He wants more Indians around the world to join his looters congress.
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