Rahul Gandhi, a leader of the Congress party, is going on a week-long tour of Europe. During his trip, he will have meetings with European Union lawyers, interact with students, and connect with the Indian diaspora.
On September 7, Gandhi will meet with a group of EU lawyers in Brussels and hold a similar session in The Hague. The next day, he will speak to students at a university in Paris. On September 9, he will participate in a meeting organized by the Labour Union of France in Paris. After that, he will travel to Norway and speak at a diaspora event in Oslo on September 10.
Gandhi is expected to return by September 11, right after the G20 summit, which India is hosting as the current president of the group. The summit will have over 30 heads of state, officials from the European Union, invited guest countries, and leaders from international organizations.
In other news, Gandhi was sentenced to two years in prison in a criminal defamation case. This led to his disqualification as a Member of Parliament. However, the highest court suspended his conviction and reinstated his Lok Sabha membership. A lawyer from Lucknow has filed a petition to challenge the reinstatement, arguing that it was inappropriate to reinstate Gandhi’s membership after his prison sentence.