Why Is Rahul Gandhi Invited to Karnataka Investors Meet? Asks BJP

The opposition questions invitation to Rahul Gandhi to attend the Karnataka Global Investor Meet 2016.

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Rahul Gandhi’ young follower clicks a selfie at a public event. (Photo:TheNewsMinute)

Rahul Gandhi’s name on the invitation list of the Karnataka Global Investor Meet 2016, scheduled to be held in the first week of February has created a row in the state.

BJP leaders alleged that the state government was trying to get political mileage out of the event that was in the interest of the state’s economic growth.

If he is going to come as an investor then the question about political investment would arise. Even if he is the Vice President of Congress party, Gandhi has no locus standi to attend such programmes.

Suresh Kumar, Former Law Minister & BJP Leader

This is not a party programme where politicians can use the event according to the whims and fancies of the leader”, he told TheNewsMinute.

Suresh Kumar rubbished Industries Minister RV Deshpande’s justification that Gandhi deserved to be invited because he was a parliamentarian.

“Rahul Gandhi went to Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru (no offence intended) and came out chastised. I hope he hasn’t forgotten that, said Suresh.

When BJP government was in power in Karnataka, we did not invite any political leader from the BJP. We invited only the central ministers concerned with industries. But this is turning out to be more of a propaganda for Gandhi.

KS Eshwarappa, BJP

Eshwarappa pointed out that Gandhi’s visit to the state to meet the families of deceased farmers had also created a lot of controversy and so far nothing had been done to ease the farmer suicide crisis.

(The author, Sarayu Srinivasan, works with the TheNewsMinute)

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