TIL Desk/National/Dubai/ Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in Dubai on Saturday that India has witnessed a great deal of intolerance and anger in the last four and a half years which stemmed from the ‘mentality of the people in power’.
Gandhi, who is in the United Arab Emirates on the second day of his maiden visit to the country, said India did not force one idea on the people and can absorb multiple ideas.”India has shaped ideas and ideas have shaped India.
Listening to other people is also an idea of India,” he said while interacting with the students at the IMT Dubai University as part of his global outreach programme ahead of the general elections. He said it was harder to make sports number one priority in India as the country faces bigger challenges like hunger.
“Tolerance is embedded in our culture. But we have seen a lot of anger, division among communities for the last four and a half years. It stems from the mentality of the people in power,” he said.