Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaking at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London this Friday said that his party has learnt a lesson from the debacle in the 2014 general elections. He attribute the loss to a certain degree of arrogance after 10 years of power.
The Congress lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party after 10 years in power won only 44 seats as compared to the BJP’s 282 in Lok Sabha, Parliament’s lower house.
“You have to listen – the leadership is all about learning”, was the answer of Rahul Gandhi to one question regarding the lesson learnt after his defeat.
He reckons that India got a job crisis and that China is a good exemple to follow. This country, he says produces 50,000 jobs every 24 hours whereas India produces 450 jobs during the same period.
“How can India punch above its weight when you ignore fundamentals. You do not support your agriculture sector.If you look at India’s success, it is achieved when there is decentralisation. Best rulers in India and most successful rulers in India decentralised power. When India opens up, India’s power surges. But during the last four years of the Modi government there is a massive centralisation of power,” Gandhi claimed according to hindustimes.com.
A certain degree of arrogance after 10 years of power cause of defeat- Rahul Gandhi