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Mahatma Gandhi’s Vision Of India Being Challenged: Rahul Gandhi

| March 8 , 2018 , 19:51 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is on a three-day visit to Singapore. He is also slated to meet the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.

Gandhi addressed the students of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the National University of Singapore on Thursday. The theme of the talk was "India at 70" and was moderated by Professor Danny Quah, the acting Dean of the school.

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The Congress President reinforced the beliefs of Swaraj as per Mahatma Gandhi’s believes. He said the idea of Swaraj is decentralisation of power until the last person.           

He reiterated his apprehensions at the levels of violence in India recently and condemning the actions of perpetrators.

When asked about the Indian Economy he reminded the strength of numbers the country possesses, how the energy and power of one billion people shouldn’t be underestimated.

Gandhi said that Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of India is being challenged now, his vision where everyone felt at home regardless of their religion, caste, and language doesn’t exist anymore as a whole.

Targetting BJP and the PM, he claimed that there are some people trying to win elections by using people's anger.

“I am a person who has been taught to love even those who dislike me. I feel no animosity towards anyone who opposes me. This is what makes me different from PM Modi” he said.

"We have been fighting the BJP & RSS since the beginning. An extremely nasty form of politics is currently taking root in India. We will fight this nasty form of politics and we will defeat the BJP in the next election." he added.

He will visit Malaysia on March 10, after meeting the Singaporean Prime Minister on March 9.