Generate jobs to instill faith in youth, says Rahul

Generate jobs to instill faith in youth, says Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the only way for any government to instill faith among youngsters is to create jobs by competing with China, as the neighbouring country is going to be the prime competitor for the next 30 years.

"Job creation will be the central theme in the coming years, and China will be India's (prime) competitor for the next 30 years. The only way (for any government) to instill faith the in government among youngsters is to create jobs by competing with China," he said in an interaction with businessmen here.

He also said that SMEs have the most important role in job creation in India.

"I have no confusion in my mind that the only group of people who can compete with China and generate the number of jobs that India requires are going to come from small and medium enterprises," Gandhi said.

Alleging that the entire focus of the the country is on GDP, and not job creation, Gandhi said, for this to happen, there has to be a shift in the mindset just as it was done before the Green and Telecom revolutions.

Replying to a query, he said that small entrepreneurs have a large role to play in the country's development and the central government should support them to create jobs.

Continuing with his acronym of 'Gabbar Singh Tax' for GST, he said, "Once in power, we will make sure it is - what in the world - called GST, and not Gabbar Singh Tax."

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