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Rahul Gandhi arrives in San Francisco for a US visit

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader arrived in San Francisco on Tuesday for a three-city US. He told that he will interact with the Indian diaspora and meet American lawmakers during the tour.

The Indian Overseas Congress chairperson Sam Pitroda and other members of the IOC received Gandhi at the airport. The party sources said that Rahul Gandhi had to wait for two hours at the airport for immigration clearance.

While he was waiting in the queue, several people who were traveling with him on the same flight clicked selfies with him.

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 “I am a common man. I like it. I am no longer an MP.” said Rahul Gandhi when people asked him why he was standing in the queue.

Gandhi will address a press conference and have meetings with lawmakers and think tanks in Washington DC starting with San Francisco where he is scheduled to interact with students at the prestigious Stanford University. 

The 52-year-old Congress leader is also likely to address Indian Americans and interact with Wall Street executives and university students during his week-long tour of the USA. He is slated to conclude his trip with a public gathering in New York on June 4. The interaction would take place at the Javits Center in New York.

Last week, Indian Overseas Congress chairperson Sam Pitroda said Rahul Gandhi’s visit is aimed at promoting shared values and a vision of “real democracy”.

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