Rahul Gandhi in US: Congress VP says India is facing politics of polarisation challenge, country needs to compete with China

By: | Updated: September 20, 2017 9:44 AM

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that one of the central challenges in India is the 'politics of polarisation'.

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that one of the central challenges in India is the ‘politics of polarisation’. He also said India needs to compete with China and it is not doing well.’ ‘We have to compete with China and we are not doing that well,” he said, according to ANI report.  Underscoring that China has a very clear vision, Gandhi wondered whether India has a similar one. Gandhi said this while addressing the students at the Princeton University in New Jersey. He has also taken a dig at Narendra Modi saying that Prime Minister’s flagship initiative Make-in-India should promote the small or less privileged business organizations instead of targeting the big business.

Rahul also questioned the Sino-India relationship and said, ” What does that vision look like? What kind of cooperation do we have between the 2 nations? These are the fundamental question we are looking forward to.” Rahul highlighted that China is moving ahead of India with ” tremendous power” and India, in order to compete, must work according to it. Besides India and China relationship, in his address in the Princeton University today, Rahul had touched on many issues which stand as a concern for Indians today. Unemployment and gender equality were key points he spoke on.

In September 12, Rahul Gandhi had spoken at the University of California, Berkeley where he said that “India is being run by dynasties.” “Dynasties are a fact of life in India, whether it be in politics or business, and insisted that the real test of a person is not pedigree but ability,” he said.

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