Rahul Gandhi leaves for US; To address students at University of California

Yolanda Curtis
September 12, 2017

Gandhi will meet global thinkers, political leaders, and Indian diaspora, The Hindu reported.

As reports emerge about Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) during his two-week visit to the United States, the Technical Advisor involved with the event called the reports "false".

Rumours that Rahul Gandhi would be addressing a conference on artificial intelligence resulting in trolling ahead of his visit. The programme has been organised by Sam Pitroda, who said that "A lot of these meetings are going to be small and private".

Gandhi's visit began with an address at the University of California, Berkeley, on September 11 on the topic, "India at 70 - Reflections on the Path forward". Apart from financial aid, Rahul's visit is also aimed at establishing his persona internationally, similar to PM Modi.

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Pitroda revealed that Gandhi will meet overseas Indians at an event in NY to connect people with the Congress party.

Giving details of the Congress leader's visit to the nation, Pitroda said: "There is a major event planned in NY with the Indian Overseas Congress". The visit could possibly be the first time in his political career that Gandhi would hold public meetings, meet political leaders and deliver speeches in the country. "He will be also meeting with Indian Overseas Congress exe. members and others". He is likely to visit Aspen Institute to interact with the think-tank community. "He wants to understand more about what's happening globally and what's the global view of the situation is", he said.

The foreign tours of Rahul Gandhi are known for attracting controversies, and this time too, things are no different.

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