India: Intolerance and anger reign in India, Rahul Gandhi tells Dubai students | India News

DUBAI: The President of the Congress Rahul Gandhi said Saturday that India had been the scene of a lot of intolerance and anger over the last four years, stemming from the "mindset of the people in power".

Gandhi, who is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the second day of his inaugural visit to the country, said that India had not imposed any idea on the population and could absorb multiple ideas.

"India has shaped ideas and ideas have shaped India. Listening to others is also an idea of ​​India, "he said while interacting with the students at Dubai IMT University as part of his outreach program in the run-up to elections. general.

"Tolerance is rooted in our culture. But we have witnessed a lot of anger, divisions among communities over the past four and a half years. This stems from the mentality of the people in power, "he said.

"We do not like India where journalists are shot dead, where people are killed for what they say. It's something we want to change, it's the challenge of the next elections, "he said.

He said health care represented a "huge opportunity" for India from a global perspective.

"We are sitting on the largest genetic resources on the planet. That's what will heal health and health in the next 10 15 years, "said the congressional president.

"The brain drain was an idea of ​​the nineteenth century. In the nineteenth century, people are more mobile and go where opportunities are real. Make sure your country offers opportunities, "he said.

Gandhi said India needed to reorganize its banking system so that small and medium-sized enterprises could obtain financial resources to become larger.

On Friday, Gandhi met with Deputy President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, during which the President of the Congress assured him that he was determined to further strengthen his bilateral relations.

Earlier, he spoke to Indian workers and spoke with business leaders. Gandhi also spoke with representatives of the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) in Dubai and met with the Punjabi community.

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