Dubai, Jan 11 (PTI) Congress President Rahul Gandhi Friday reached out to the Indian expatriates in the UAE and assured them to accommodate all their problems in the party manifesto to help find a redressal to the long-standing grievances.
Gandhi, who is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a two-day visit, interacted with the Indian workers at Jebel Ali industrial area and enquired about their problems.
"I have come here to tell you that i stand by you. You leave your families behind in India, you all toil hard to earn for your families. I am here to assure you that we are with you... I am here to listen to your problems. Whatever help we can extend, we are ready," he said amid a loud applause.
Gandhi was accompanied by former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Indian Overseas Congress chairman Sam Pitroda.
While enquiring about their problems in Dubai and their families in India, several workers complained about not getting their full salaries.
They also informed him about getting swindled by agents.
Gandhi asked them to inform their grievances to Pitroda so that they are accommodated in the Congress manifesto.
"Share all your problems and issues with Pitroda, we will have them in our manifesto. We want to know about all your problems and what the Indian government should do to them. Not this government (Modi government) but the one which is coming to power after the elections," he said.
"I assure you the government will work for you and your families back in India," he added.
Gandhi also interacted with representatives of the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), Dubai and met the Punjabi community as part of his global outreach programme ahead of the general elections. PTI MRJ AKJ MRJ