"India is the second fastest growing nations in the world because of the efforts made by former prime ministers Rajiv Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi," he said at a press conference.
The Congress leader is on a visit to Jharkhand to campaign for party candidates for the first phase of polling slated for November 25.
"If Congress is voted to power in Jharkhand, the party would make a similar growth environment in the state. With its abundant mineral resources, Jharkhand has a huge potential to grow. And the Congress manifesto is prepared accordingly," he said.
Jharkhand was deprived of Mandal Commission recommendations after being carved out of Bihar and Congress was committed to providing 27 per cent reservation to people from the backward class in employment and education, he added.