RaGa says all freedom fighters and Congress are NRIs
NEW DELHI,Sept23: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has described prominent leaders of India’s freedom struggle as “NRIs” (non-resident Indian) and said that the party was born of an “NRI movement”. “The Congress movement was an NRI movement. Mahatma Gandhi was an NRI, Jawaharlal Nehru came back from England, Ambedkar, Azad, Patel, they were all NRIs,” Rahul said on Thursday .
The Gandhi scion was addressing a nearly 2,000-strong crowd of the Congress party’s NRI supporters at a meeting in New York during the final leg of his two-week-long tour in the US.
Elaborating on his unconventional view of the nation’s founding fathers, Rahul said, “Every single one of them went to the outside world, saw the outside world, returned to India and used some of the ideas they got and transformed India”.
Rahul said there were thousands of such “NRIs” whose contribution to India is yet to be recognized.