Unemployment one of the major threats India is facing: Rahul Gandhi

ANI | Updated: Sep 20, 2017 07:46 IST

New Jersey [U.S.A.], September 20 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has said that unemployment is one of the major threats to the growth of the nation.

Rahul, while addressing students at the Princeton University on Tuesday, added that New Delhi needs to work on providing adequate education and health facilities to all its people, irrespective of whether they are rich or poor.

"The central question is how India gives its people jobs. If you, as a modern country, are unable to give your people jobs, it's very difficult to give them a vision. Everyday nearly 30,000 new youngsters come into job market. 450 jobs are being provided today," he said.

"Education and health facilities at the top level are very good, but if you go to a state like Bihar or Uttar Pradesh things don't remain the same. If you are poor, things are not very good for you in India," he added.

Gandhi further averred the need to work on the lines of gender equality.

"No way near enough is being done as far as the gender equality is concerned. We have done quite a lot of work in the political space, but a lot more needs to be done," he said.

Rahul Gandhi's address comes days after his recent address at the University of California, Berkeley, where, in his speech on 'India at 70', he reflected on contemporary India and the path forward for the world's largest democracy. (ANI)

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