Prime News, International, (Dubai), January 12:-Addressing the 40,000-plus packed crowd of Indian diaspora at the Dubai Cricket stadium, Rahul Gandhi said NRIs are India’s biggest strength. “Without the help of NRIs India would not have reached where it is today,” he said.
The Congress president asked NRIs to help India tackle issues of agrarian distress and unemployment caused by the central government’s decisions like GST and demonetisation.
“Congress will do everything possible to help the Indian diaspora in Dubai. We will talk to you and address your issues in our election manifesto,” he said.
He further said that the first task is to deal with the rising intolerance in the country and bring India together regardless of religion, caste, ideology and thinking. “Some people talk about a Congress-Mukt Bharat. We do not want a BJP-Mukt Bharat,” Rahul Gandhi said.
“The values that bring together the people of UAE and India are humility and tolerance; tolerance for different ideas, religions and communities. I am sad to say that back home it has been four-and-a-half years of intolerance,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi started his speech saying, “In the UAE we are celebrating the Year of Tolerance, while back home in India, there has been four-and-a-half years of intolerance”
“Today India, my beloved country is being divided. I want NRIs to hear this. It is being divided for political benefit. Divided on religion. The poor and rich are being divided,” Rahul Gandhi said.
“The first task we have to do is this. Every single Indian is responsible all over the world. We have to bring India together again. We have to be one again. India cannot be divided.. We are fighting one another, abusing one another. It doesn’t make sense.
“Till the day I die my doors, ears and heart is open for you. You will always have space,” he said.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)