New Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned in taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, the Congress on Wednesday came out in defence of its leader, saying that he is attending a conference in Colarado, which is being attended by many global leaders from various domains, both from government and private sectors.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala today said that Rahulji is attending a press conference in Colorado, US, which is being attended by imminent personalities like renowned journalist and thought leader Charlie Rose.
Surjewala's reaction comes after BJP today took a dig at Rahul Gandhi over his visit to the US, saying it may be a "forced vacation" as allies JD(U) and RJD wanted him out of the Bihar poll campaign.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "Rahul needed a foreign vacation after holding two rallies and thinking hard about farmers.”
"It appears that the feedback the leaders of grand alliance got from Bihar made them call Congress to send him on a forced vacation because his stay anywhere near Bihar is going to harm their electoral chances," Patra told reporters.
"Rahul has been sent for a forceful vacation as Nitish and Lalu were not comfortable with his presence in Bihar," Patra added.
The information about Rahul going to the US came amid the ongoing campaign for the crucial Bihar assembly election.
The Congress vice president had gone on a nearly two month sabbatical earlier this year.
Recalling Rahul's 56-day sabbatical during the budget session, Patra alleged that he was not meant for any responsibility.