Didn’t Modi also say ‘Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an NRI’ in 2014?


Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was in the US on a two-week-long tour, where he met several individuals and was also a part of a round-table with eminent Indian and south Asian experts hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Democratic-leaning think tank.


In his last leg of his US tour, Rahul Gandhi was in New York on Friday, when he said that freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were all NRIs.

“Mahatma Gandhi was a Non-Resident Indian. Jawaharlal Nehru came back from England, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Maulana Azad, Sardar Patel – these were all Non-Resident Indians. Every single one of them went to the outside world, saw the outside world, returned to India and used some of the ideas they got to transform India,” he said.

A huge uproar took place back here in India where many particularly the right wing trolls lashed out at the Congress VP for calling freedom fighters NRIs. Certain news channels, the usual suspects, also devoted entire prime time shows to mock the statement of Rahul Gandhi.

However, as it emerged, Prime Minister Modi too, in his speech in 2014, had echoed the same words at his gathering at Madison square in New York.

Lashing out against this hypocrisy, many social media users have had the last laugh:



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