Lot of intolerance today, stemming from current govt: Rahul Gandhi in Dubai

Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday interacted with students at Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Dubai University.

During his interaction, the Congress Chief said that India is witnessing a lot of intolerance today, which is stemming from the current government.

Here are the highlights from his interaction:

  • ‘Brain Drain’, was a 20th century idea. In 21st century people are more mobile and go where real opportunities are. One should make sure that your country provides opportunities
  • When you live abroad, you become ambassadors of your country. For a country like India that’s a huge value. If India provides opportunities, people come back. If it doesn’t, then ‘brain drain’ is a problem
  • India is more than just a geography. It is a set ideas
  • India has taught me to look at a point of view that is completely different from mine
  • Education system in India has some very solid strengths, and there are some that needs transforming. During UPA, there was a massive jump in enrolment of students
  • Tolerance is embedded in our culture. But we see a lot of intolerance today which stems from the current government
  • We do not like an India where journalists are shot and people are beaten up for what they say. This is the real challenge in the next election
  • Healthcare is a huge opportunity for India in global perspective. We are sitting on the biggest genetic resources on the planet and that is what cure & medical health is going to be about in next 10-15 years

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  • Agriculture needs to be radically transformed. Currently our agriculture system is not connected to global economy
  • We need to move from focusing 10-15 big companies to empowering thousands of small and medium entrepreneurs
  • We need to reshape banking system so that SMEs can get financial resources so that they can scale up to become large companies
  • India’s record at moving companies from small and medium size to large size is terrible. Whereas if you look at the Chinese, most of their billion dollar companies have rose out of SMEs
  • If you look at our political system, maximum of women in political system come from rural background. We are currently fighting to put reservation for women in national politics
  • There have been powerful programmes, particularly in southern states which have connected women to banking systems. The real problem is in North India, and that’s where we have to change minds

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