Dubai, January 12
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said India has witnessed a great deal of intolerance and anger in the last four-and-a-half years which stemmed from the “mentality of the people in power”.
Rahul, who is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the second day of his maiden visit to the country, said India can absorb multiple ideas and does not attempt to force one idea on top of the people.
“Ideas have come to India, they have been shaped by India and India has been shaped by them. Listening to other people is also an idea of India,” he said while interacting with the students at the IMT Dubai University as part of his global outreach programme ahead of the General Election.
“Tolerance is embedded in our culture and it is quite sad to see what has been going on back home in the last four and a half years. We have seen a lot of intolerance, anger and division between communities. It stems from the mentality of the people who are leading,” he said. “India is generally tolerant, we tend to listen and need to go back to that.” — PTI