New Delhi, Aug 17: The Congress clarified on Friday that there has been no change in the engagements of Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his scheduled visits to Germany and the UK and accused the BJP of trying to undermine the visit because “it is getting popular”.
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said there is “absolutely no change in Gandhi’s itinerary”.
“He will go as per schedule of the itinerary decided by the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC). He will engage and interact with various sections of people as per the schedule. There is no change in the plans,” she said.
“BJP is trying to undermine the entire visit because they know how popular it is getting and how people wish to hear Rahul Gandhi and want to reach out to him,” she added.
Chaturvedi said if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was attempting to get any invite withdrawn, it exposes “its pettiness and its shortsightedness” at a time when leaders from across the political spectrum were appreciating the democratic norms followed by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (IANS)