After the Alwar speech, Rahul is India Inc's 'hero'

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New Delhi, Oct 25:  Top notches in the Indian industrial sector were all praises for the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi after his speech at Alwar, Rajasthan.

In the sinking Indian economy, big bosses believe that Rahul's inspirational speech, to boost the manufacturing sector to create more jobs, has done wonders to the morale of the sector.

Taking up the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor and the National Mnaufacturing and Investment zones (to promote the achievements of the UPA government), Rahul expressed a sudden interest in industry and employment.

Industrialists speak

Raising a few eyebrows on the sudden interest of the youth leader in growth and development and the subsequent accolades after that, critics question the sporadic change in the political atmosphere.

Adi Godrej, the chairman of the Godrej group said,"As Mr Rahul Gandhi rightly says, youth engagement in manufacturing is an imperative. Only manufacturing sector can create the huge numbers of jobs required to ensure livelihood to 15-20 million new entrants to the job market each year." He further added:

"Manufacturing needs a special toolbox of policy sets that can lift investor sentiments and catalyze projects. The Cabinet Committee on Investments has alleviated hurdles for many projects and we hope that more will be kick-started shortly so that demand can be created up and down the value chain."

Despite appeals to the government to take measures to stabilise the lower investments, stubborn prices, high interest rates, and slow demand, leading to inflation and unemployment, there allegedly was no call on the same.

Venu Srinivasan, the managing director of Sundaram Clayton said,"This is the first time that a leader of a political party has given thrust to manufacturing sector. This is a welcome step."

Similarly, Naina Lal Kidwai, the President of Ficci, appreciated the youth leader for supporting the manufacturing sector and said:

"Ficci has been supportive of the government's policy and plan on manufacturing where they have focused on building National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) and industrial corridors that intend to provide world class infrastructure to the manufacturing sector and create jobs for millions of people."

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