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Blog: Rahul Gandhi visits Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Dhanusha Gokulan, Ashwani Kumar
Filed on January 13, 2019 | Last updated on January 13, 2019 at 05.24 am
Blog: Rahul Gandhi visits Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

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Sheikh Nahyan hosted lunch for Rahul Gandhi and his delegation at the Emirates Palace.

Rahul Gandhi, the President of the Indian National Congress, arrived in Dubai on Thursday night for his two-day tour of the UAE.

As it happened: Rahul Gandhi addresses Indian expats in Dubai

On Friday, he visited the workers' accommodation at Jebel Ali industrial area, made his first speech and had conversations with the blue-collar workers in UAE. 

He also had a 50-minute interactive session with the students in UAE on Saturday (January 12) morning. The discussions during the interaction included a wide range of topics ranging from the 'unjust system of having' NRI quotas in medical schools to the empowerment of rural women in India. Rahul Gandhi and the school students had a conversation that comprised of equally tough questions from both sides.

January 12, 2019

6:05pm

3:15pm

Addressing an Indian Business and Professional Group gathering in Abu Dhabi, Rahul Gandhi said that he hopes for an inclusive India.

2:00pm

Rahul Gandhi met Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Tolerance in Abu Dhabi on Saturday afternoon. Sheikh Nahyan hosted lunch for Rahul Gandhi and his delegation at the Emirates Palace.

10:10am

Rahul Gandhi responds to question from a Gulf Medical University student who said India has to do away with the special reservations quota for NRI students, and give them equal opportunity with the Indian students. Rahul agreed and said all students must be treated fairly, and the current system is unjust.

 

9:30am

Rahul Gandhi and Sam Pitroda start a very informal heart to heart talk with the students at IMT in Dubai. 

8:38am

A large group of school and varsity students wait for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the Institute or Management Technology in the Academic City in Dubai.

It is the second day of Rahul's two-day and he is expected to speak to the students before departing for Abu Dhabi.

(Videos by Dhanusha Gokulan/Khaleej Times)

dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com

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