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Posted at: Jan 12, 2019, 6:54 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2019, 6:54 AM (IST)

Not here to tell ‘Mann ki Baat’: Rahul’s jibe at Modi in Dubai

Not here to tell ‘Mann ki Baat’:  Rahul’s jibe at Modi in Dubai
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi at Dubai airport on Thursday. PTI

Dubai, January 11

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday told Indian workers here that he wants to listen to their problems instead of telling his “Mann ki Baat”.

Rahul, who is in the UAE on a maiden visit, was accorded a warm welcome by the Indian diaspora at the Dubai airport on Thursday. He lauded the Indian workers here for making the country proud by their hard work in the UAE.

The Congress chief said his party was aware of the difficulties faced by the labourers and wants to help them. “I realise you face several hardships. You work all day, send money to your family back home. We want to talk to you,” Rahul said.

“Main yahan apne mann ki baat kahne nahi aaya hun... main yahan aapke mann ki baat sunane aaya hun,” he said in his address at the Jabel Ali labour colony. He was referring to Prime Minister Modi's monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann ki Baat' where he addresses the nation on various issues.

“All these developments you see here, tall buildings, large airports and Metro, would not have been built without your contribution. You have given your sweat, blood and time for the development of this city and you have made Indians of all backgrounds proud. You have illuminated the names of every religion, every state and every caste,” Rahul said while praising them. — PTI 

‘We have been witnessing intolerance’

At here (in the UAE), it is ‘Year of Tolerance’, but back home (in India), we have been witnessing intolerance for the past four-and-a-half years. — Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

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