NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi is likely to be back in Delhi to address a rally that his Congress party is planning around April 19 to protest against the government’s planned land reforms.
Congress spokespersons have refused to comment on whether Mr Gandhi has travelled abroad, or when he is likely to return.
His mother and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi led an opposition march in Delhi earlier this month to demand the government withdraw its plans to make it easier for businesses to acquire farmland. Mrs Gandhi says the new proposal is anti-farmer and that the government must abide by the law on land acquisition that was passed in 2013, when her party led a coalition government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made amending that law the centrepiece of the reform effort in the first year of his administration.