With the Budget 2016 imminent (just a couple of weeks before the Budget Session of Parliament starts) the sparring between PM Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has started all over again. Addressing tea garden workers in Assam, PM Narendra Modi alleged that 'one family was indulging in negative politics'. Within hours, Rahul Gandhi joined the battle, claiming that Modi’s job as prime minister is to run the government, not to make excuses.
9. Rahul Gandhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had issued consultation papers on the issue twice over, covering similar questions for consumers to answer on net neutrality, free basics and data price differentiation.
2. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, "There's a huge contradiction in saying I want start ups but I will be intolerant. You will fail on the economy and startup front if you are intolerant." (AP)
3. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, “This country requires flexibility, openness and movement of ideas." (AP)
4. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, "Startups require free movement of ideas. If I say you are a woman and your place is in the kitchen, I am curbing your freedom." (AP)
5. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, "The BJP has categories. There's a Hindu for them, a Muslim for them, a woman for them. I don't categorise. That's the difference between us and them." (AP)
6. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, "Saying this is a Hindu, this is a Muslim, this is a woman...hides values. When Steve Jobs was asked what was the most important class you took, he said: Japanese calligraphy". (AP)
7. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, "Startups require a whole set of eco systems that allows entrepreneurs to grow including infrastructure and regulation. The biggest problem is red tape." (AP)
8. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, "Today, if you are a Rs 10,000 crore company, you can't easily get finance. If you are a big business, you can get around regulations and put pressure on politicians.” (AP)
9. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, "It's pretty clear that China today is more powerful and economically stronger. China's power is centralised. China grabs you and you can see the power it has. India is decentralised. It grabs you and you don't see India's power. India's power has never been military. It has come from the strength of ideas. China has paid a huge price for what they have achieved. Millions of people paid for that with their lives. In India we didn't kill millions of people.” (AP)
10. Startup India: Rahul Gandhi said, "Our education institutions are no less than US education institutes."(AP)