New Delhi, Sept 28: Amidst reports that he is in the United States on second Sabbatical, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has tweeted a picture of himself, attending conference in Aspen, Colorado.
Congress has been claiming that Rahul Gandhi has gone to US to attend 'New Media and International Affairs Conference' in Colorado. Apparently Rahul Gandhi has tweeted his picture to silence BJP which termed his visit to US a "forced vacation". BJP is saying that his visit has been planned deliberately to avoid campaigning in Bihar assembly election .
Tweet from RG Office writes, " Very interesting discussions on the global economy & the disruptive power of tech at the conference in Aspen".
Very interesting discussions on the global economy &the disruptive power of tech at the conference in Aspen pic.twitter.com/F3emxEQwj4— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 28, 2015
Buttressing the claim, Congress leader Milind Deora posted his photo on Twitter account along with Gandhi and Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson.
The photo was captioned: "Snapshots from a new media & international affairs conf in CO, USA with @OfficeOfRG, Iceland's President & @DMiliband."
Earlier, BJP had refuted Congress's version of the story that Rahul Gandhi has gone their to attend conference.
While talking to reporters party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said, "For the last three days, the Congress is misleading the country over Gandhi's whereabouts. The Congress has claimed that he is travelling to Aspen in the US to attend a conference known as 'Weekend with Charlie Rose'. But we have got to know that the said conference was over in July".
(With inputs from ians)