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Rahul's foreign visits just .001% as compared to Modi's: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said its vice president was visiting the United States to present the opposition's perspective on contemporary and the way forward for the world's largest democracy.

Hitting out at the for criticising Gandhi's US visit, spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the party vice president has gone abroad only 0.0001 per cent as compared to Prime Minister Modi.

"If you calculate, Rahul Gandhi's foreign visits constitute barely .001 per cent of the visits made by Prime Minister Modi abroad.

"But it has become a habit of some people (like BJP) to make fun of this and crack jokes. The has become a master at doing it," he said.

Gandhi, 47, yesterday left for his nearly two-week trip to the United States. He is scheduled to address the University of California, Berkeley, on the subject 'at 70 -- Reflections on the Path forward', where he will talk about contemporary and the path forward for the world's largest democracy.

He is expected to meet US politicians with whom he will discuss policy and bilateral issues. The vice president is also likely to meet intellectuals, researchers and the academia and have a first-hand view of emerging technologies like nanotechnology, biotechnology and artificial intelligence, sources said.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 22:57 IST