Can Rahul outdo Modi to woo industry leaders at CII meet?

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Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, April 4: All eyes are on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi as he is all set to address giants of Indian Inc. at the annual general meeting of industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Thursday, April 4.

In fact, this will be Rahul's first such interaction with industry leaders during his career as an active politician. Experts feel it won't be easy for Rahul to impress the veteran corporate honchos, who in all probabilities are expecting a clear-cut economic road-map to be charted out by Congress Vice President.

Whether anyone like it or not, again Rahul is facing stiff competition from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, as he is all set to woo industry leaders. Modi is known for paving the way for successful Gujarat developmental model, by providing all the wherewithal to industry captains to start their successful business enterprises in the state.

Media reports say Rahul is expected to focus on the need for economic growth combined with social responsibility. He may speak on the China model or on other countries that are developing at a faster pace.

He is also likely to raise UPA's ambitious direct transfer benefit scheme. The Congress Vice President is expected to reassure corporate leaders that his party and the government are committed to ensuring a corporate friendly regime.

Moreover, Rahul's address comes a day later after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the business community of India admitted that growth has slowed down and corruption is a concern for development of the country.

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