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Many more important issues than Ayodhya: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday suggested that there are more important issues than Ayodhya, like education and infrastructure.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2010 11:53 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday suggested that there are more important issues than Ayodhya, like education and infrastructure.

Interacting with students at IIT Guwahati, Gandhi said, “my personal view is that there are many many fundamental issues that are much more important like infrastructure, the type of education we are providing to our youngsters and the type of technology we use”.

He was responding to a question on whether he thinks it is worthwhile at this time to spend so much time and energy over deciding whether a temple or mosque should be there at the Ayodhya.

Rahul mumbled his way through Northeast-specific questions to urge an increasingly young India to be in politics. His push for ‘youthful politics’ was during his closed-door interaction with students in three higher education institutes in Assam.

Rahul’s whirlwind tour took him from Silchar University in southern Assam to Dibrugarh University in eastern Assam and IIT-Guwahati. The suddenness of his visit — even

NSUI leaders were taken off guard — angered the PG Students Union of Dibrugarh University.

Union members said Rahul’s visit was against a university policy not to let in political leaders to “canvass indirectly” for their respective parties.

Rahul managed to fend off Northeast-specific questions from some 800 students in the university auditorium. But he had his say on the need for the youth to rebuild India.

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