Rahul takes jibe at PM on UK’s decision to withdraw from ‘Vibrant Gujarat summit’

New Delhi, Dec 30: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a jibe at prime minister Narendra Modi on the reported decision of United Kingdom (UK) to withdraw from the vibrant Gujarat summit due to ‘lack of satisfactory commercial outcomes’.

In a post on social media, Rahul said,’At the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019, cynical sponsors no longer want to associate themselves with an event presided over by NaMo. They have left the stage, the way he likes it…

Empty.’

He also posted on his Twitter account a news report which said after refusing to be a “partner country” at the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat summit, the United Kingdom (UK) on Friday said it decided to withdraw from the “show-piece, state-led event” due to lack of satisfactory “commercial outcomes.”

The report said that UK is the second country after United States to pull out as a partner country for the summit that is scheduled to be held from January 18 to 20, 2019.

The report said that senior diplomats from the United Kingdom pointed out that after spending 50,000 pounds each in bringing ministerial and business delegations to the summit, the quantum of business deals struck at the event were few.

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