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Very Serious Dangers Of BJP Polarising Society, Says Rahul Gandhi In Singapore

| March 8 , 2018 , 14:15 IST

Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Singapore on Wednesday, during his first official trip to Singapore and Malaysia after becoming party president. On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi met with Indian-origin CEOs of companies in Singapore, discussing a range of issues including jobs, investments, and the prevalent economic conditions.

"We are seeing the biggest migration of rural people in India. We have challenges. Broadly our view is we want a peaceful transition, a transition that carries everybody together," the Congress in a tweet quoted Rahul Gandhi as saying.

"We faced a storm in 2012. Between 2012 and 2014 the system was destabilized and we saw the consequences. We have a clean slate now, and a new opportunity. We will present you with a new Congress Party that envisions the values you were born with," the party president added.

"We see society as a system that has to be kept in balance. The BJP on the other hand is less concerned about peace and tranquility. We see very serious dangers of polarising society and risks arising from them," Rahul Gandhi said.

On the first day in Singapore, Rahul Gandhi, along with entrepreneur Sam Pitroda and former minister Milind Deora met with Temasek Board and CEO Ho Ching. Gandhi also visited the Singapore Indian Association where he paid homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and interacted with the crowd. He also met with members of Kamala Club at the Singapore Indian Association.