Mr Gandhi will attend a town hall meeting organised by National Indian Students & Alumni Union (NISAU) on August 24 Friday. The event at London School of Economics (LSE) will begin at 5pm
Despite threats and political manoeuvring, organisors are in full steam to greet Rahul Gandhi, the newly elected president of the opposition Congress party in India.
Mr Gandhi is also scheduled to meet government ministers and other high-profile politicians in Britain.
Mr Gandhi is on a four-day European tour. He met politicians and address the Indian community at Hamburg, Germany. Sam Pitroda is accompanying the party president. This is part of the Congress’ attempts to reach out to the NRI community across the world. The Overseas Congress has organised events in the US, Bahrain besides Singapore and Malaysia.
Mr Gandhi will attend a town hall meeting organised by National Indian Students & Alumni Union (NISAU) on August 24 Friday. The event at London School of Economics (LSE) will begin at 5pm.
“Super excited! Mr @RahulGandhi, President of @INCIndia will be launching @NISAU_UK’s inaugural India Perspective townhall at the @LSEnews this Friday!”
Sanam Arora, Founder & Chairperson , National Indian Students & Alumni Union UK, said in her Tweet.
— Sanam Arora (@arora_sanam) August 20, 2018
Dr Mukulika Banerjee, director of the LSE South Asia Centre, will discuss many issues related to India and South Asia to the leader of India’s main opposition party.
Delighted to be working in collaboration with NISAU UK – this event will mark the inauguration of the @NISAU_UK India Perspective Townhall. We look forward to the students from societies across the UK asking thoughtful questions. https://t.co/pBmiVfFBtE
— Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) August 20, 2018
In a tweet, Mr Pitroda said: “It is believed that people abroad are very interested in listening to Mr. @RahulGandhi on the economy, employment, demonetization, security, developments and overall performance of the government and future obstacles, opportunities and challenges in India.”
This is Rahul’s first event in London after taking over the party post as president. He has been a frequent visitor to Britain, but has so far not held public events.
Mr Gandhi’s London agenda on August 25 also include a “working lunch” with the Indian Journalists Association.