Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Congress will give Andhra Pradesh the special category status if the party is voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections this year. He made the statement in his address to the Indian diaspora at a cricket stadium in Dubai on Friday.
The Opposition leader, who is in the United Arab Emirates for a two-day visit, was received by the country’s Prime Minister and the ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tweeted the Dubai Media House. After the meeting, Gandhi said he was “committed to helping build an even stronger relationship” between the two countries.
In his address to the diaspora, Gandhi said that while humility and tolerance for different ideas, religions and communities are the values that bring together the people of the two countries, India has faced “four-and-a-half years of intolerance”.