Ending gap between rich, poor more vital than being PM: Rahul

Ending gap between rich, poor more vital than being PM: Rahul

'AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi addressing the media in Raipur on Friday. PTI'Today, there are two worlds in the country. One which is progressing very fast and another the backward one, which includes states like Chhattisgarh," Rahul told reporters in Raipur on Friday.

The Congress leader said that working towards making both the worlds progress and develop simultaneously is more important for him than being a minister of prime minister.

He also said that Chhattisgarh government is not doing enough to deal with Naxalism.

"I have already said that Naxalism will prosper wherever the benefits of welfare schemes do not reach," he said adding Chhattisgarh is suffering because of the same problem.

He, however, evaded reply when asked if Congress party intends to end reservations in the country.

Rahul said that the poor in the country do not have any identity.

"At times, even the ration card provided to them turns out to be fake. They also have to face a lot of problem if migrated to other states," he said.

"To deal with such problems it is very important that an identity is provided to all."

"Therefore, an ambitious project to provide a unique identity card to all in the country has been undertaken," he said adding it will not be based on caste, class or religion.

Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day tour of the state to review elections in National Students Union of India.

"more and more youth are joining NSUI," he said adding they should work their way to the top in a democratic manner.

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