Rahul Gandhi Says Creating Jobs is The Biggest Challenge: Key Highlights From His Conversation at Princeton

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Rahul Gandhi Says Creating Jobs is The Biggest Challenge: Key Highlights From His Conversation at Princeton

"Targeting of Make in India should be different. Large companies have a role, yet SMEs are where jobs come from," Rahul said.

New Jersey, September 20: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said creating jobs is the biggest challenge that the country is facing. “30,000 new youngsters coming in to the job markets every single day, 450 jobs being provided today. That doesn’t include unemployed people,” said Rahul during interaction with students at Princeton’s Centre for International Security Studies.

The Amethi MP hit out at the Narendra Modi government for not giving big role to small and medium enterprises in the ‘Make in India’. “Targeting of Make in India should be different. Large companies have a role, yet SMEs are where jobs come from,” Rahul said.

Here are the highlights from Rahul Gandhi’s speech:

  • 1947 we took a huge step, we started a process of transforming India. It started before that, when Mahatma Gandhi came, says Rahul
  • 1991 was an important point, we took some decisions to open up the economy. Democracy, telecommunications helped: Rahul
  • Targeting of Make in India should be different. Large companies have a role, yet SMEs are where jobs come from: Rahul
  • We’re not spending enough on education and healthcare. Jobs are the biggest challenge, says Rahul
  • Caste structure has weakened, democracy has been eroding it. I don’t think it’s been doing fast enough and new forms of hierarchy are being created: Rahul
  • In 1950s brilliant Parliament sessions took place as Parliamentarians made laws. We sit in Parliament but we don’t make laws: Rahul
  • The problem everywhere in India is concentration of power. Good governance is about resisting centralisation of power: Rahul
  • On Uniform Civil Code, I leave that to the courts of our country. I have faith in them: Rahul