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Rahul joins austerity bandwagon, travels by train to Ludhiana

Last updated on: September 15, 2009 12:51 IST
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi traveled in the chair car of the Shatabdi Express on Tuesday to reach Ludhiana from Delhi.

After his mother Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, who flew to Mumbai 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 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 traveled to Kolkata by economy class and External Affairs Minister S M Krishna 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.

Source: ANI