New Delhi, March 2: Incidents like the Jat quota stir or the JNU row are part of an attempt to take the country back by a "century", Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday, March 2 said, wondering whether India can "afford" such happenings.
Sisodia also urged the industry to consider these issues while thinking about the country's growth and progress as he underlined the need to inculcate dreams in young minds to prevent them from getting influenced by such forces.
Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, was addressing a meet organised by industry body CII here. "The situation that we are creating in the country in the name of reservation and JNU... Through all these, attempts are being made to take the country backward by 100 years.
Industry must keep incidents like the Haryana violence in mind when they talk about the country's progress.
"Can the country, the industry afford such incidents? We have to be concerned about that also. The only solution is to inculcate dreams in our next generation so that unscrupulous elements are unable to take advantage," he said.
In his address, Sisodia stressed on the need to focus on skill development which will ensure employability of students. The AAP government is going to launch 200 skill development centres in the coming months, he said.