Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is seen as the sole contender to challenge the incumbent prime minister Narendra Modi for the position by many, finally has answers to questions that the country has been seeking for a long time now. In a video interaction with former US Secretary of State Nicholas Burns who is also a professor at the country's Harvard Kennedy School, Gandhi shared his plans on how he will boost the economy and tackle challenges arising in the election process if he becomes the prime minister of India, reported PTI.
Here's is what the Congress leader has to offer if he is elected as a Prime Minister.
Rahul Gandhi during the discussion said he would work towards changing the idea of growth-centric to job-centric as growth means nothing if the youth of the country has no job.
An unsatisfied Rahul said, "We do not have the kind of relationship there should be between economic factors like growth, job creation, value addition, and production" adding that China is an accurate example of the model, where production and job creation are interlinked.
I have never met a Chinese leader who says that I've got a job-creation issue," said Gandhi.
He further added that the growth no matter how large it is doesn't matter if the job numbers are not complementing the graph.
"I don't care if you give me 9% growth, I will not accept it until I see job numbers next to it, said Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi alleged that the post-2014 era has witnessed a dramatic change in the way that India's institutions are used at ruling parties dispense and that the bodies responsible for conducting a fair political fight are not doing so anymore.
According to Gandhi, the solution to this problem would be robust institutional structures, a reasonably free press, judicial protection, financial equality and a structure that let his party operate as an impeccable political party.
He then cited the recent Assam EVM incident and said the person who is running Congress' campaign in the poll-bound state was trying to voice his protest against the undemocratic act but the national media had no coverage of it at all.
For the unversed, a video of a BJP candidate's car being used to transport EVM in Assam was largely circulated across social media.
Gandhi further added that the way the NDA government is operating is leading to massive discontent among people and he wants to bring such people together.