Congress will Envision Values You Were Born With, Rahul Gandhi Tells Indian-Origin CEOs in Singapore

Congress president Rahul Gandhi discussed issues such as jobs, investments and the prevalent economic conditions with Indian-origin CEOs and entrepreneurs in Singapore.


Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he looks forward to meeting the Indian community, business leaders and members of the Indian Overseas Congress during his five-day trip to Singapore and Malaysia. Gandhi landed in Singapore on March 7, and met Indian-origin CEOs and entrepreneurs on March 8.

During his interaction with Indian-origin businesspersons, Gandhi said. “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 polarizing society and risks arising from them.” He also discussed with them several issues, including jobs, investments and the prevalent economic conditions.

“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,” he said.

Gandhi also took to the social media to post an update about paying tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the INA memorial in Singapore.

He also visited the Singapore Indian Association located at Balestier Road. Established in 1923, the foundation stone of the association’s clubhouse was laid down by former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950.

Later, he addressed a gathering at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and said, “Where we are running into trouble now is in the levels of violence that we are seeing in the country.”

The  Congress leader added that the idea of India envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi was of a country where everyone felt at home regardless of their religion, caste, and language. That idea is now being challenged, he said, while addressing the gathering at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

The Congress president is also scheduled to meet Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on March 8 evening. Gandhi is accompanied by United States-based telecom entrepreneur Sam Pitroda, and Congress leader Milind Deora.

“Thankful to dear friends Sat pal Khattar of KhattarWong and John Kim for organizing a round table in Rahul Gandhi’s honor with key Singaporean entrepreneurs & business leaders of Indian origin,” Deora said on Twitter.

The Congress chief will visit Malaysia on March 10 where he will address a meeting of Indian entrepreneurs and other business delegates. He is also scheduled to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. He will later address a meeting of Overseas Congress workers, PTI reported.

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