As it turns out Mr. Gandhi is in Aspen and is attending a conference ‘Weekend with Charlie Rose’.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday tweeted a picture of his attending the Aspen conference in the US, in a bid to end speculations about his whereabouts. (tweet embedded below)
Congress leader Milind Deora also tweeted out a couple of pictures of Gandhi, one with the President of Iceland, from the conference. He wrote that the conference concerned ‘new media and international affairs’.
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
Local Aspen newspaper Aspen Times reported, that ‘Rose and others are back in Aspen this weekend for the conference, which started Thursday (24 September) and ends Monday (28 September)’. That Gandhi’s participation in the conference was not publicly known is unsurprising.
The details of the event are generally so hush-hush that locals only realised it was taking place last year ‘Vice President Joe Biden’s 40-vehicle motorcade forced motorists to be rerouted’, the newspaper adds.
The BJP had been debating the disappearance of Rahul Gandhi across the television channels. BJP’s spokesperson Sambit Patra had termed it a ‘forced vacation’.
It will be difficult for the media to justify the claims made by some of the Journalists which confirmed that there is no such conference called the ‘Weekend with Charlie Rose’ currently planned in Aspen.