Highlights of Rahul Gandhi’s speech at CII meet

* Congress vice-president Gandhi denied he was in the race to be India’s prime minister.

* He said his focus was to empower citizens.

* The Congress leader called upon the industry to work with government for development.

* The leader said the industry should have a role in deciding development policy.

* He said the infrastructure was needed for economic growth.

* He said India needs to change its governance structures.

* He said elected village heads need to be involved in policy making.

* He said it is accidental that he belongs to the Nehru-Gandhi family.

* No single individual, he said, would be able to resolve all the problems facing the country.

* He said miracles should not be expected from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh either.

* He said only Congress was capable of working with the industry for inclusive development.

* He assured the industry a “fair and rule-based government system”.

* He took a dig at Hindutva ideology saying “You can’t keep Biharis out of Mumbai or the Muslims out of the system”.

* He said excluding women, poor and deprived sections will not take India forward

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