People support leaders like Trump and Modi because they don't have jobs: Rahul Gandhi

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 25, 2018, 11:04 PM(IST)

Yesterday, Gandhi said India was facing a "full blown crisis" of unemployment and the Government was refusing to admit it. Photograph:( Twitter )

After linking RSS to Muslim Brotherhood, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday stepped up his attack on the BJP and the RSS and said that people support populist leaders like US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi because they are angry over not having jobs. 

Interacting with Indian Journalists' Association in London, Gandhi scion said that instead of solving the problem, these leaders ride on that anger and damage the country.

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"People support populist leaders like Mr Trump and Mr Modi because they are angry that they don't have a job. Instead of solving this problem these leaders ride on that anger. They damage the country by this," he said.

Yesterday, Gandhi said India was facing a "full blown crisis" of unemployment and the Government was refusing to admit it.

During an interaction programme at the prestigious London School of Economics here, he had said that where China creates 50,000 jobs a day, only 450 jobs are created in a day in India. This is a catastrophe.

Gandhi again maintained that "there is a lot of similarity between Muslim Brotherhood and RSS. They use democratic processes to capture power".

Also read: Rahul Gandhi equates RSS to Muslim Brotherhood in UK address

The Muslim Brotherhood is the oldest political Islamist group in the Arab world. It is banned and declared as a terrorist organisation by the governments of several countries.

On Vijay Mallaya, Gandhi said that Indian prisons are "pretty decent" while commenting on his ongoing extradition case.

"Indian prisons are pretty decent as far as Mr. Mallya is concerned," he said.

In July, Mallya appeared before the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London where both defence and prosecution presented clarifications on Barrack 12 at Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai, where Mallya is to be held post-extradition.

Judge Emma Arbuthnot asked the Indian authorities to submit within three weeks a video of the Barrack 12 of the Arthur Road Jail.

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya is currently undergoing an extradition trial in a UK court over fraud and money laundering charges by Indian authorities.

When asked what shapes his political ideology, Gandhi said ''My political ideology’s a very old idea in India, and it’s been fighting the RSS idea for thousands of years and it’s not new". 


Meanwhile, a complaint was filed against Rahul Gandhi in a court in Muzaffarpur today seeking registration of a case against him for allegedly defaming country's image abroad. 

The complaint was filed by advocate SK Ojha. The court will hear the complaint on September 4.

(With PTI inputs) 

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