After his mother Congress chief Sonia Gandhi [ Images ], who flew to Mumbai [ Images ] in the economy class on Monday, Rahul decided not to travel in the executive class of the super fast train when he arrived in Ludhiana to inaugurate a four-day camp of young Congressmen.
Punjab [ Images ] Youth Congress chief and Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh said Rahul will return to Delhi in the same class later in the evening.
Earlier, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee [ Images ] traveled to Kolkata [ Images ] by economy class and External Affairs Minister S M Krishna [ Images ] announced that he would be traveling to Belarus in the economy class of a Lufthansa flight. He also said that he would be using commercial flights for his travels henceforth.
The move came only a few days after the ''austerity'' measures were suggested by Mukherjee.