New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday invoked the Bhagavad Gita, the sacred Hindu text, saying compassion was key to peace and development. He noted that Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Buddha too reiterated this message.
"Our idea is so big that it can take along people outside India also... the idea is compassion... Mahatma Gandhi said it, Buddha said it and it is written in the Gita also," Gandhi said while addressing the annual general body meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the Banquet Hall of Hotel Ashok.
The 42-year-old Gandhi scion said the solution to the complex problems in India and the various resultant conflicts lay in listening to the people who have no voice and having more inclusive policies.
"If you could just hear what people have to say... it is good; going to the worst enemy and hearing him (out)," said Gandhi.