Centre brewing hatred, not resolving real issues: Rahul

Glen Norman
January 9, 2018

He said that Indian politics is "quite a odd experience" and noted that signalling by politicians in the country is "wrong" which leads to incidents of hate and violence against people.

In a post on Twitter, Gandhi criticised the state of the economy, pointing out that new investments in the country were at a 13-year low, credit growth was at its lowest in over six decades and creation of jobs was at its lowest in eight years.

Gulf countries have the biggest Indian diaspora, an estimated 35 lakh.

Congress sources said Rahul's visit is part of his interactions with Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs). "The fact is that India can simply not afford this", he added. He said it was "tragic" that instead of focusing on poverty alleviation and providing jobs, the current government was busy converting the fear among jobless youths into hatred between communities. "And we can not do that at home without our largest skill base on the planet - all you people in this room", said the Congress President. Gandhi said there was also a need to reform India's education system and his party also has a strategy to improve healthcare.

"Ours, more than any other vision, because of the struggle and because of our victory in India's liberation, is a vision that has strong roots in the NRI community", said he. "They are shot dead for expressing their views. And through all this the government has nothing to say".

"You said there is gap". And we can not do that at home without our largest skill base on the planet - all you people in this room. We have made mistakes. I am here to tell you what you mean to your country, you are important, to tell you that there is a serious problem at home, and to tell you are part of the solution: Rahul Gandhi in Bahrain.

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