BJP less concerned about peace, tranquility: Rahul

Singapore, March 8: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day foreign trip that will also take him to Malaysia, on Thursday said here that India was facing “very serious dangers of polarising society” and accused the ruling BJP of being “less concerned about peace and tranquility”. Gandhi met Indian-origin CEOs of companies in Singapore to discuss the situation of jobs, investments and economy in India. He said Congress saw the society as a system that has to be kept in balance, asserting that he would work for ushering in a “new Congress” after taking over the reigns of the party from his mother Sonia in December. “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,” he said.
Apparently referring to the alleged 2G spectrum scam in which the BJP had consistently targeted the previous UPA government, Gandhi said the system was destabilised between 2012 and 2014.
A Delhi court in December last year acquitted all those accused of corruption and money laundering charges in the 2G spectrum allocation cases. The allegations were partly blamed for the Congress losing the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi, on a March 8-10 visit to Singapore and Malaysia as part of his outreach to the Indian diaspora, said the Congress had a clean slate and a new opportunity now.
The Congress leader said India was seeing the biggest migration of rural people. “We have challenges. Broadly our view is we want a peaceful transition, a transition that carries everybody together.” Gandhi discussed a range of issues including jobs, investments and the prevalent economic conditions with the Indian-origin CEOs of companies in Singapore. He also met the CEO of Teamsek Ho Ching and its board and discussed a plethora of issues including quantum computing, robotics, Chinese manufacturing and big data.
Gandhi paid homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and interacted with the people at the Singapore Indian Association.(IANS)