Rahul Gandhi assures 33% quota for women in govt jobs

Elias Hubbard
March 14, 2019

Chennai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said he has "genuine" affection for Narendra Modi and that is what he tried to show when he hugged the prime minister after watching him become "very angry" in Parliament. "Can you call me Rahul instead of sir", he said as a student rose to ask him a question.

The session largely involved the students asking various questions to the Congress president, who urged them to make him "uncomfortable" with challenging questions.

"The question I have for you, Rahul (more cheering as the student used her first name "pass"), is that the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research faced huge funding problems".

Mr Modi, in a blog titled 'When a handful of salt shook an Empire!' to mark the 89th anniversary of Mahatma's Dandhi March, said the Congress's culture is the "anti-thesis" of Gandhi-an thought whereas the BJP led NDA governmnent is "working on Bapu's path and a Jan Shakti that is fulfilling his dream of freeing India from the Congress Culture". It is not only about spending money on education, but also independence on education.

When Rahul said, "I genuinely feel love for the Prime Minister", the students broke into laughter and raised their voices, to which he repeated "I genuinely do (love him)".

"She taught me love and humility".

Addressing a meeting with Congress party workers in New Delhi on Monday, Rahul Gandhi had attacked the BJP government, saying, "These people with 56-inch chest, you would recall, in their previous government, the current National Security Advisor Ajit Doval went in an aircraft with Masood Azhar ji and handed over Masood Azhar there in Kandahar". "I learnt from Mr Modi".

Dismissing the allegations, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "Facing imminent defeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his favourites are resorting to levelling completely baseless and fake allegations".

"You can't have a fearful atmosphere and expect economic growth, which is directly related to the mood of the country", Rahul Gandhi told Chennai students.

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