Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday drew high praise from union Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who called him "India's future" and asked people to bless this "rising sun".
"This young man is India's hope and future," said Paswan, leader of the Lok Janshakti Party, while accompanying Rahul Gandhi to a steel plant in Jagdishpur in the latter's Amethi constituency.
"Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi fight for the poor and wipe away their tears. All of you bless your leader who is a rising sun," Paswan told a meeting of people.
Paswan said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had made determined efforts to raise steel production. "We hope to make India the second largest steel producer by 2015."