Gandhinagar: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that if his party comes to power in Gujarat, it would work for the common people and not just two-three businessmen.
Addressing a group of students, the Gandhi scion took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying a Congress government in the state would listen to criticism from people and not confine itself to doing its own “Mann ki baat”.
Rahul Gandhi made these remarks while interacting with students in Vadodara.
Raising the issue of rising unemployment, the young Congress leader said, ''Modi Ji's focus is not on (providing) jobs.''
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had on Monday said that by defeating the grand old party in 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP has actually helped him a lot.
"BJP helped me a lot, the Lok Sabha election we lost in 2014 proved to be very beneficial for us. By defeating the Congress, BJP taught me a lot," Rahul said.
He said his family has Mahatma Gandhi's values and he felt bad when he saw the body of his father Rajiv Gandhi's assailant.
"My family has Gandhi Ji's values. I felt bad when I saw the body of my father's killer Prabhakaran. I shared this even with Priyanka, she said she felt bad too," he said.
Talking about the employment opportunity in the country, the Congress vice-president said the Indian system is of killing innovation.
He also hit out at the ruling dispensation and said a leader should be foresighted and should not implement things "forcibly".
"Our system is of killing innovation, people don't kill it, bureaucracy does, Home Ministry does. If a person tries to do something, new 50 people pull them back," Rahul said.
"A leader's job is to look 5-10 years ahead and not implementing things forcibly that will make people cry," he added.
The Congress vice-president said the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) Government's record was better than that of National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) in terms of providing employment to people, but added that even their 'record was 5 on 10'.
"Excuses won't work, if in 5-10 years, India doesn't employ 30,000-40,000 daily then no one will be able to control the anger that'll spread. In India, every 24 hrs, 30,000 youth come to job market but the government is able to give employment to only 450, Chinese Government gives employment to 50,000 daily," he said.
With ANI inputs