I accept Congress' mistakes: Rahul Gandhi
Emphasising that the employment generation was the need of the hour, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that "excuses will not work" and the problem of unemployment will spiral out of control in a few years.
Speaking in Gujarat, he said the Congress government did better on job creation front, adding that he would still rate Congress regime "5 out of 10".
"Ye BJP extreme karti hai,Cong ko bhi jis tarah karna tha nahi kia. Humari galti maanta hoon (BJP does things in extreme. Congress also did not perform the way it should have. I accept our mistakes)," he said.
Ye BJP extreme karti hai,Cong ko bhi jis tarah karna tha nahi kia. Humari galti maanta hoon: RG on not strengthening small&medium businesses pic.twitter.com/qDUed38Ys7— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2017
Rahul said around 30,000 youths enter the job market every day in India and the government is able to generate only 450 jobs. He compared it with China and said they create around 50,000 jobs in a day.
"Excuses won't work, if in 5-10 years India doesn't employ 30,000-40,000 daily then no one will be able to control the anger that will spread," he added.
"Our record was better than their's, but even our record was 5 on 10," he said.
My family has GandhiJi's values. Felt bad when I saw body of my father's killer Prabhakaran.Told it to Priyanka,she said she felt bad too-RG pic.twitter.com/BPChHbK7WG— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2017
He also said that the BJP has "opened his eyes" by criticising him, adding that many lessons were learned from 2014 elections defeat.
"BJP ne meri bahut madad ki ,2014 polls jo hum haare usse faaydemand cheez nahi ho sakti. Meri pitai kar-kar ke unhone meri aankhen khol di (BJP has helped me. Loss in 2014 Lok Sabha election was beneficial. By criticising me, they opened my eyes)