Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that unemployment and intolerance were the main issues that were hindering India’s development. During a meeting with United States Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J Donohue on Monday, Gandhi expressed his worries over the government’s inability to create jobs in India.
The Congress leader is on a two-week-long tour in the country, which he kicked off with an address at the University of California in Berkeley last week. On Tuesday, Gandhi will address students of the Princeton University in New Jersey.
Gandhi has met many Indian and South Asian experts and the head of the South Asia division at the National Security Council of the White House Lisa Curtis during a series of meetings on Monday. Curtis reportedly sought his views on the US-India relationship and Donald Trump’s policy on Afghanistan.
At another closed-door, off-the-record meeting, Gandhi met the editorial board of The Washington Post. Here, he spoke about the rising intolerance in the world, and especially in India, according to PTI.