Rahul Gandhi's plan for bringing Chinese tourists to Rajasthan
Read on to find what out what Rahul Gandhi told Rajasthan voters about ‘Made In Dholpur’ phones and Chinese tourists.
Rahul Gandhi is Rajasthan to campaign ahead of the December 7 state election. (Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia)
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Still basking in the happy memory of that weekend trip to Jaipur? You need to listen to Rahul Gandhi’s plan — well, his vision, shall we say — for wooing vacationers to Rajasthan.
Chinese vacationers, to be precise.
Today, Rahul was in Dholpur, located in eastern Rajasthan, to campaign ahead of the December 7 state election. And he described an interesting idea that involved mobile phones. ‘Made In Dholpur’ mobile phones, rather than ‘Made In China’ gadgets.
Here’s what the Congress boss wants to see happen, as reported by ANI: When someone takes a selfie in China, he’ll see the words ‘Made In Dholpur’ on the back of the phone, and wonder where it is. And when he comes to Rajasthan, Dholpur will get some tourism revenue.
I want that when someone takes a selfie in China, he would see the words ‘Made in Dholpur’ written at the back of the phone & wonder where it is. Then we bring him to Rajasthan as a tourist, put his money in your pocket & send him back by flight: Rahul Gandhi in Dholpur,Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/3mRLrpim6C
ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2018
Of course, Rahul has brought up China and phones before elections before. Before Himachal Pradesh went to the polls late last year, he said in Chamba that he was waiting to see young Chinese people take selfies with “Made In India” phones.
During the Gujarat election campaign, he told an audience in Gandhinagar that every time they took a selfie, a Chinese youth got employment. He was criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make In India campaign, and making the point that jobs were going to China.
The Congress lost in both Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. It formed a coalition government in Karnataka this year. Can it pull off a win in Rajasthan — or in any of the other poll-bound states? Madhya Pradesh? Chhattisgarh?
We’ll have to wait and see.
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