He said that Indian politics is "quite a unusual experience" and noted that signalling by politicians in the country is "wrong" which leads to incidents of hate and violence against people.
Fans and well-wishers thronged the airport, breaching the security, to greet and take selfies on their mobile phones with the newly elected Congress chief. "You have shown us how you have built the countries you have journeyed to", he said. "The fact is that India can simply not afford this", he added.
Rahul Gandhi targeted both Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the slowdown in investment, bank credit growth, job creation and agricultural growth. "And we can not do that at home without our largest skill base on the planet - all you people in this room", said the Congress President. The Congress said that "an arrogant Prime Minister" and "a failed Finance Minister" were hellbent on "ignoring economic wisdom" and had dealt a "catastrophic blow to India's growth story". He said the failure to provide jobs is resulting in huge anger and unrest in India. Our focus is to give India a new vison, a new Congress party to the people.
"The Indian youth today is unsure of his future".
The Congress also said, "Your talent, skills, tolerance, patriotism is what India needs today". People are killed due to their religious beliefs, Dalits are beaten into submission, judges investigating sensitive cases die under mysterious circumstances. "You will see a dramatic change in the Congress party, you would believe you can trust", he said.
"That you are important".