India wants job security, economic prosperity, not ‘racial purity’: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Narendra Modi-led central government saying the nation needs job security and economic prosperity. The remarks of Congress leader came in a response to news article claiming that the Centre will conduct a study on ‘racial purity’.

“India wants job security, economic prosperity, not ‘racial purity’,” says Rahul Gandhi  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a shot at the Narendra Modi-led central government and said that the nation needs job security and economic prosperity. The Congress leader reacted to a news article claiming the the Centre will conduct a study on ‘racial purity’. 

“The last time a country had a culture ministry studying ‘racial purity’, it didn’t end well. India wants job security and economic prosperity, not ‘racial purity’, Prime Minister,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi. He also tagged a report by The New Indian Express titled ‘Culture Ministry to Study Racial Purity of Indians’.

According to the report, “The Ministry of Culture is in the process of acquiring an array of DNA profiling kits and associated state-of-art machines for establishing the genetic history and “trace of purity of race in India”.

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the preservation and promotion of art and culture of India. The CongresS leader’s comments came in the wake of the ongoing Aryan-Dravidian debate in the country.

Recently, Siddaramaiah said that RSS is not an outfit of native Indians whereas Davidians are the real natives of this country during his speech to mark the death anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru.

“This RSS…are they native Indians? We’ve been quiet because we didn’t want to rake up a few things. Are Aryans from this country? Are (RSS) Dravidians? We must go to the roots,” said Siddaramaiah. 

(With inputs from ANI)

first published:May 31, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

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