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Rahul assures central role for TN in competing with China:

Press Trust of India  |  Nagercoil (TN) 

Rahul Gandhi Wednesday vowed to give a push to the sector in if voted to power in the polls, saying the state could play a central role in 'competing' with in and generating jobs.

Addressing his first public rally here to launch the 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 When we have governments in 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, "is a central part of the strategy for competing with in We are going to put special provisions in the manifesto for young entrepreneurs who want to start a business."

Referring to fugitive diamantaire and Mehul Choksi, he said: "When (Narendra) Modi gives money to Rs 35,000 crores, 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 came to power, Gandhi said would not go to a "a select few".

Anybody who wanted to set up a business and help take on the challenge of the Chinese 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:51 IST