Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed the student community at the London School of Economics on Friday evening.
The Congress President did not leave a chance to hit out at Congress’s arch rival BJP. He said that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be a special one with the BJP on one side and the entire opposition on the other. He said that the reason behind this is that institutions in India are under attack.
“Next election is pretty straightforward. On one side there is BJP and on the other side, there is every opposition party. The reason is, for the first time, Indian institutions are under attack,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi also said that the Indian government has to acknowledge the problem of unemployment in the country.
“There is a full blown job crisis in India and the Indian government is in denial. Where China creates 50,000 jobs a day, only 450 jobs are created in a day. This is a catastrophe. The jobs crisis can be addressed, but India has to first accept that there is a problem,” he said.
Reiterating that his party Congress stands up for the oppressed, Rahul said, “Standing up for the oppressed is the idea of the Congress and every Indian has this embedded in them. But, Congress is unable to connect to people with this idea.”
Earlier during the day, Rahul Gandhi compared the RSS to Muslim Brotherhood in Arab World. Rahul’s comments drew a lot of flak from the BJP back in India, with BJP’s Sambit Patra saying that the Congress President is not mature enough.