- In his speech, Rahul Gandhi accused centre of dividing people
- Rahul Gandhi promised to deliver a new shining Congress party in 6 months
- He listed job creation, health infrastructure among top priorities
"I am here to tell you what you mean to our country, that you're important, to tell you there is a serious problem at home, to tell you that you're part of the solution and that I am here to build a bridge between wherever you are in the world and home," he said in his address to the Global Organisation of People of India Origin.
In his address - the first since he took over as the Congress chief - Mr Gandhi kept his focus on the problems of the young and alleged that the BJP-led government was trying to benefit from it. He accused the government of dividing people on the basis of caste and religion and said it was channelling the fear of jobless young people into "hatred between communities".
Ahead of his visit, Mr Gandhi had tweeted he was looking forward to the meeting and called NRIs the brand ambassadors of the nation and "true representatives" of her soft power.
Over the last few months, Mr Gandhi had taken a page out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book, addressing Indians during his visit abroad. His two-week visit to US last September had signaled what is being seen as the turnaround of the Congress leader, whom critics have accused of a lack of leadership skills.
On social media, his sharper tweets have been gaining traction.
In the recent assembly elections in BJP-ruled Gujarat - considered the bellweather before the 2019 general elections - the Congress has managed to notch up its highest score in 35 years in face of a campaign where the BJP had pulled all stops.
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