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Gandhi takes jibe at PM Modi, says doesn't want to tell his 'Mann Ki Baat' in Dubai

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

Taking a jibe at Modi, on Friday told Indian workers here that he wants to listen to their problems instead of telling his "Mann Ki Baat".

Gandhi, who is in the UAE on a maiden visit, was accorded a warm welcome by the Indian diaspora at the airport Thursday.

He lauded the Indian workers here for making the country proud by their hard work in the UAE.

The 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 kahne nahi aaya hun... main yahan aapke sunane aaya hun (I have not come here to speak my mind, I have come to listen to you)," he said in his address at the Jabel Ali labour colony.

He was referring to Modi's monthly radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' where he address the nation on various issues.

"All these massive 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," Gandhi said while praising them.

He told them that he is a common man like them and would always stand by them.

"The battle has begun... and we are going to win," Gandhi said, hinting at the 2019 in

Accompanied by Kerala and Indian Overseas Congress Sam Pitroda, Gandhi was welcomed to loud cheers from the labourers gathered in the camp.

Earlier, Gandhi met with the business leaders in

At his meeting with business leaders and professionals in Dubai, he interacted with prominent UAE including B R Shetty.

At the beginning of the day, Gandhi and Pitroda met with business leaders at a breakfast meeting.

The Congress had a meaningful interaction with members of the Indian Business and Professional Council in Dubai, the account of the said in a tweet.

He also interacted with the Punjabi community in

A from Jabel Ali labour colony said he wants to see Gandhi leading with compassion and care for all Indians.

Gandhi is also set to meet some UAE ministers during his two-day visit to Dubai and

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 19:25 IST