17 August, 2023 | Vishakha Ahuja
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to visit Ladakh for two days
According to party insiders, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to travel to Ladakh for two days on Thursday, August 17. On Thursday and Friday, Rahul Gandhi will spend two days in Ladakh. Gandhi was unable to travel to Ladakh despite having already made two trips to Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar and Jammu. The party source did not reveal any additional intentions, though.
During the early months of this year, in January, Rahul toured Jammu and Srinagar as part of his Bharat Jodo Yatra. Once more, in February of the same year, he made a personal trip to Jammu and Kashmir; however, he was unable to include Ladakh in this visit.
Sources have indicated that the Congress leader is planning to undertake a tour of Europe in the second week of September. The tour will encompass three nations: Belgium, Norway, and France, according to information received on Friday.
Sources have revealed that the Congress Member of Parliament is scheduled to travel to Europe during the second week of September. During this trip, the MP is anticipated to engage with members of the European Union Parliament, connect with the Indian expatriate community, and interact with students from various universities.
Following his 10-day visit to the United States that commenced in May of this year, the Congress leader is now embarking on this overseas journey. His previous tour took him through three cities: San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York. During this prior trip, he engaged with various groups, including the Indian diaspora, venture capitalists, and legislators.
Criticism has arisen concerning Rahul Gandhi’s international excursions, sparked by his speech at Cambridge University in London earlier this year. In the speech, he expressed his view that Indian democracy is currently facing challenges and threats.
During a presentation at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, Rahul Gandhi stated, “Everybody knows and it’s been in the news a lot that Indian democracy is under pressure and under attack. I am an Opposition leader in India. We are navigating that (Opposition) space. The institutional framework which is required for a democracy– Parliament, free press, the judiciary, just the idea of mobilisation, moving around– all are getting constrained. So, we are facing an attack on the basic structure of Indian democracy.”