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Rahul admits UPA government failed on jobs, praises 'Make in India' policy

21 September, 2017, 01:02 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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Rahul Gandhi, speaking at the Princeton University on Tuesday, confessed that the Narendra Modi government's "Make in India" is one policy that he wished his Congress party had introduced, although with tweaks.

Referring to India and China, he said there were two large migrations taking place - one is completely free and the other is centrally controlled.

"I was feeling ashamed when someone, while visiting the United States said dynasties are commonplace in India, from politics to business", Jaitley added. Justifying his statement, Gandhi stated that everyday almost 30,000 new youngsters come into the job market, out of which only 450 of them get employed.

Gandhi also noted that there was a lot of "synergy' between India and the United States".

At an event in the USA recently, Rahul Gandhi had said he was "absolutely ready" to take up an executive responsibility if the party asked him to do so.

Jaitley remarks come after Rahul Gandhi's speech in UC Berkeley where he spoke about dynasty politics in India.

He said another problem is that nobody is viewing unemployment as an issue.

Gandhi, who was interacting with students at the prestigious Princeton University, said "cooperation and competition" was a part of the relations between the two most populous countries of the world.

The BJP can't claim Rahul is irrelevant if they feel the need to field senior Cabinet Ministers to counter what he said in Berkeley.

He said whether it was education, healthcare, growth, jobs it is placed on top of the "structure of harmony".

Labelling politics of polarisation as the central challenge in India today, Rahul warned that excluding a particular community would have disastrous consequences.

"And how these two countries do is going to fundamentally reshape the world".

"Those same people who got angry with us because we couldn't deliver on those 30,000 jobs (a day) are going to get angry with Mr Modi".

"In the 21st century, if you leave some people out of your vision, you are asking for trouble".

"India has historically maintained balance.it has had a relationship with the U.S., with China, with Russian Federation, with Iran". Where you pick one community over another, you create spaces for other people to come in. He further said that the though the Prime Minister believes in targeting the large business enterprises, he felt that small-scale companies should be targeted.

That vision, he said, would focus on how to solve the job problem. "If we alienate our own people that will open up space for others to do mischief", he said while adding that it was the single biggest difference between "us and Mr Modi and BJP".


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