Rahul Gandhi unlikely to visit China because of polls


New Delhi: Amid criticism of his foreign tours during polls, Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to travel to China on a visit that was expected to take place next week.

Gandhi, the Congress vice president, was to lead a party delegation on a week-long visit to Beijing reportedly from January 15 at the invitation of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) as part of the regular party-to-party exchanges between the two countries.

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AICC had for the past one week not denied reports of the delegation visiting China.

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“We cannot confirm about the visit, so how can we confirm about the deferment,” said a party leader when asked about Rahul’s plans to travel to China next week.

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Rahul has just returned from a week-long foreign vacation, for which he was criticised as five states are going to the polls.

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