Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020 | Last Update : 04:29 PM IST

70th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra70013301082362 Tamil Nadu2349513170187 Delhi208348746523 Gujarat17217107801063 Rajasthan91006213199 Uttar Pradesh83615030222 Madhya Pradesh82835003358 West Bengal57722306325 Bihar3945174123 Andhra Pradesh3676237464 Karnataka3408132852 Telangana2792149188 Jammu and Kashmir260194631 Haryana2356105521 Punjab2301200044 Odisha210412459 Assam14862854 Kerala132760811 Uttarakhand9592225 Jharkhand6612965 Chhatisgarh5481211 Tripura4231730 Himachal Pradesh3401186 Chandigarh2972144 Manipur83110 Puducherry79250 Goa73500 Nagaland4300 Meghalaya28121 Arunachal Pradesh2010 Mizoram110 Sikkim100

Rahul Gandhi assures central role for TN in competing with China

PTI
Published : Mar 13, 2019, 8:36 pm IST
Updated : Mar 13, 2019, 8:36 pm IST

Underscoring the need to give a tough competition to China, Rahul Gandhi said.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi   (Photo: PTI)
 Congress president Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

Nagercoil: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday vowed to give a push to the manufacturing sector in Tamil Nadu if voted to power in the Lok Sabha polls, saying the state could play a central role in 'competing' with China in manufacturing and generating jobs.

Addressing his first public rally here to launch the UPA poll campaign, he also vowed to create a brand 'Made in Tamil Nadu' for products manufactured in the state.

"Today whenever you look at a cell phone or a shirt it says Made in China. When we have governments in Delhi and Tamil Nadu, behind cellphone, shirt and a pant, we have to write 'Made in Tamil Nadu'," he said.

Underscoring the need to give a tough competition to China, Gandhi said, "Tamil Nadu is a central part of the strategy for competing with China in manufacturing. We are going to put special provisions in the manifesto for young entrepreneurs who want to start a business."

Referring to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, he said: "When (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi gives money to Nirav Modi Rs 35,000 crores, Mehul Choksi Rs 35,000 crores and Ambani Rs 45,000 crores, we are going to give huge amounts of money to young entrepreneurs from the banks of India," he said.

Assuring a friendly ecosystem for entrepreneurs if the UPA came to power, Gandhi said bank loans would not go to a "a select few".

Anybody who wanted to set up a business and help India take on the challenge of the Chinese job manufacturing machine would get loans, he added.

"We are going to compete with the Chinese and do better than the Chinese when it comes to jobs," he added. 

Tags: rahul gandhi, 2019 lok sabha polls, mehul choksi, nirav modi
Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Nagar Coil