Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi, on Tuesday, had an interactive session at the Princeton University in New Jersey, where he spoke about several issues like employment generation and uniform civil code. The Congress Vice President, who is in the US for a two-week-long tour, took on PM Modi-led BJP over lack of job opportunities in the India. He also criticised the government for not spending enough on education and healthcare.
In conversation with Professor Shivaji Sondhi at the Princeton Univesity, he said he liked the concept of ‘Make in India’ initiative but the campaign is moving in a wrong direction. “I liked the ‘Make in India’ concept but the targeting of ‘Make in India’ should be different. Large companies should have a role, yet small and medium-sized enterprises are where jobs come from. 30,000 youngsters are coming into the market daily. But only 400 jobs are being made. You can do the math,” Rahul said.
While speaking on good governance, Rahul said it can only be achieved with decentralisation of power. “The problem everywhere in India is the concentration of power. Good governance is about resisting centralisation of power,” the Congress leader said. On uniform civil code, Rahul said that he has faith in Indian courts and the issue should be left on them.
In his speech at UC Berkeley, Rahul drew a lot of attention where he criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defended the dynasty politics, which forced the BJP to immediately hold a press conference and reply.