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You can't have negative atmosphere and expect economic growth: Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

You can't have a negative, fearful atmosphere in the country and expect economic growth, which is directly related to the mood of the country, said on Tuesday.

Addressing women students at the here, he said the will change the mood of the country and make people feel happy and empowered.

Gandhi, who asked students to refer to him as Rahul, said the law must apply to everybody and not be applied selectively.

He said this in response to a question on his

In his informal interaction with the students, he also brought up the issue of the Rafale deal and reiterated his allegations about the pricing of the aircraft and the process.

"I will be the first person to say it... investigate but also investigate Narendra Modi," he said.

Gandhi said the would pass the women's reservation bill it if it comes to power.

"Don't see enough women in leadership positions. You cannot have women in power in until attitude towards them changes," he told the cheering crowd.

In response to a question, he said he had learnt the lessons of humility and love from his mother

He asked the gathering, "Did you like demonetisaton?" When the audience answered, "No", he said, "I think it's pretty clear the damage demonetisaton did. PM should have taken your advice."

Gandhi, who asked the students to challenge him and "make him uncomfortable", also questioned whether the could stand in a large audience and answer people's questions.

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

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 12:45 IST
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