Rahul says India need not fear of Indo-US nuclear deal

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Mangalore, Mar 26 (UNI) AICC-I General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today said that India need not be scared of Indo-US nuclear deal.

Mr Gandhi in his interaction with students from the colleges and professional institutions in during his visit to Daxina Kannada district as part of the tour of the state, said that in his personal thinking India need not fear or be less confident in signing the deal.

He said that there was an urgent need for adopting a firm vision of 'Indianess and oneness' among the countrymen to make India a number one in the world.

"You (youths and students) should be more aggressive with confident ideas and visions if you really want to progess," he said.

"We have to think about the rest of the world as an opportunity and not a challenge," he said.

Referring to Uttar Pradesh from where he comes, Mr Gandhi said that though it is the biggest state in India, which was once fast progressing now, had taken a back seat.

"When I travelled in UP, I found it was not progressing and there was a clear division in villages," he said adding that Karnataka was very lucky because it is united in this matter.

"Our country was exceptionally doing well by moving together unlike our neighbor Pakistan where all people cannot live together," he said.

Mr Gandhi during his almost one hour interaction with the students answered various queries on issues including reservation policy in the higher education institutions, leadership in politics, and lack of government initiatives in making the educated to go abroad for better opportunities.

Replying to another query, he said that while access to politics was limited, progress in politics was random.

Before the close of his one day visit to the city he had also held a closed door meeting with the selected party workers from the undivided district.

During the occasion, a huge campaign was also held by the NSUI volunteers for membership drive in various locations of the city.

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