Noting that Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and B R Ambedkar were also NRIs, he said "Our ancestors needed you in 1947 to protect the idea of India and I have come to seek your help to transform India now".
Gandhi said that the government is manipulating a division based on caste and religion, to make up for its failure at creating jobs. The only thing India talks about is what you are allowed to eat, who is allowed to protest and what we can say or rather what we cannot say.
He also said that he was in Bahrain for a objective and that is "to tell you what you mean to your country". "It has always pandered to appeasement", Prasad added. "The fact is that India can simply not afford this", he added. "Congress party knows how to fight".
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The BJP on Tuesday dubbed Rahul Gandhi's speech in Bahrain as "irresponsible", alleging that the Congress president was spreading "hatred" among Indians with his speeches overseas like he did in the country.
"Had a good meeting with Crown Prince of Bahrain, H.R.H".
"Had a good meeting with Crown Prince of Bahrain, HRH Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa".
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Addressing the GOPIO, Gandhi sharply attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, saying, "I am here to tell you what you mean to our country, that you're important, to tell you there is a serious problem at home, to tell you that you're part of the solution and that I am here to build a bridge between wherever you are in the world and home".
The senior BJP leader said Mr Gandhi's father and the then PM Rajiv Gandhi had committed a "sin" by passing a law under pressure from Muslim bodies to negate a Supreme Court order to provide alimony to Shah Bano after her husband divorced her. He said Indian diaspora had lost hard-earned money because of policies like demonetisation.
"The BJP condemns this irresponsible utterance of Rahul Gandhi before a global conference and interaction", Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said, at a press briefing, here.
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In a message posted on Twitter before he left for Bahrain, Rahul Gandhi had said, "NRIs are the true representatives of our soft power and the brand ambassadors of our nation across the globe". So, we are looking forward to that.
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