|
|
|
|
|
21st Zulqada 1435 | Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Politics

Rahul consults minorities for Congress' 2014 manifesto

Monday, 23 December 2013
Comments(0)
New Delhi, December 23:

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday consulted leaders of minority communities as part of efforts to involve common people in the drafting of the party manifesto for the 2014 general elections, party sources said.

"Until we don't open up processes, until we don't encourage leadership, problems will not be solved," Gandhi told a gathering of around 200 people representing various civil society groups who work on minority issues across the country.

The participants highlighted issues like security, equal opportunity, education, health and skill development.

"The main way to empower marginalised sections of society is to improve their access to quality education," said Gandhi.

On Sunday's visit to relief camps at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, Gandhi spoke about the sordid conditions there and stressed the need for rehabilitating the riot victims and establishing peace.

"Congress believes in peaceful revolution," he said.

Senior Congress leaders including External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Highways Minister Oscar Fernandes were present during the interaction.

On Dec 13, Gandhi had held similar consultations with civil society representatives who work with the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

Latest News

Teary-eyed man jailed for two friends'...

Teary-eyed man jailed for two friends' deaths in US (19:02) New City (New York), Sep 17 (IANS) A two-year jail term has been awarded to ...

Government to start bridge courses for Madrasa students

To increase employability of Madrasa-educated students, some premier universities will launch a brid ...

Will complete Hyderabad metro as per schedule: L&T

Larsen & Toubro Wednesday said it is committed to completing the Hyderabad Metro rail project expedi ...

Related News

Modi plays guide to Xi in Sabarmati Ashram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the role of a spirited guide Wednesday as he took Chinese president Xi Jinping on a visit to the histori ...

Badal looks to attract investment to Punjab

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is all set to meet top industrialists in Chennai an ...

BJP distances itself from 'love jihad' after bypoll setback

Following electoral reverses in Uttar Pradesh, where it lost eight of 11 seats in the assembly bypol ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26690 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think attack on rescuers in Srinagar justified?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com