The Congress Party which is planning to project Rahul Gandhi as its Prime Ministerial candidate in 2019 has now reportedly decided to expose him to new technologies and Ideas. In order to do that, the party has decided to send him on as many foreign study tours as they can so that he would be able to bring in “new thought”.
According to Congress leader CP Joshi, Rahul Gandhi wants to bring in new ideas and thinking to the country. Thus these study tours are designed to benefit him, the Congress party and also the Nation. He further stated that with an exposure to this new technology, he would be able to influence new policy. According to Joshi, a well informed leader would think about development first.
These study tours of Rahul have reportedly already begun. In August Rahul had left for a trip to Oslo, Norway at the invitation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There he was going to exchange ideas with political, business leaders and research institutions. He was accompanied on this trip by Ghulam Nabi Azad the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.
Even as the event of Rahul in Norway was still fresh in people’s mind, he and his team upped the ante by announcing that he would next be travelling to the Silicon Valley in the US to expand his thoughts about Artificial Intelligence. According to the report Rahul wants India to lead in this area. According to a Congress leader, the main idea reportedly was that the knowledge should be brought back and implemented at the policy level in the Congress party’s vision document.
Various reports also suggested that Rahul Gandhi may even speak on the subject of Artificial Intelligence but it has since emerged that he would be addressing a conference at Berkley on 11th September on the subject of, “India At 70: Reflections On The Path Forward”.