Nido Taniam death: Rahul Gandhi assures Northeast students

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:21

Zee Media Bureau/Deepak Nagpal

Guwahati: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday sought to assure the people of Northeast migrating to other parts of the country for livelihood, during an interaction with school students here.

Rahul is currently on a two-day visit to Assam, as part of his Northeast outreach ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Referring to the recent death of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam in Delhi over a trivial issue, Rahul said “ignorance is the cause of what happened to Nido in Delhi.”

Nido died last month after succumbing to his injuries sustained in a fight with few men in a south Delhi market, after the latter commented adversely on his hair style.

Hitting out at politicians who spread hatred, Rahul said, “People are not bad, people get angry and act accordingly. When politicians come and say bad things it affects the citizens.”

Noting that he found inspiration in Mahatma Gandhi`s ideologies, the Congress V-P further said, “We have to tell people that they are a part of the country and are loved; anger needs to be eradicated."

First Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:13
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