Chennai: In a renewed attack on the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the Centre has turned noble professions like farming, education and healthcare into financial commodities.
During an interaction titled ’Educators Meet’ at Tirunelveli’s St Xavier College, Rahul said, ‘I personally do not believe that education is a financial commodity. I believe that education should be available to everyone’.
Rahul, who was touring Tamilnadu for the second day as part of his campaign for the 6 April assembly polls, hit out at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led union government and said, “It is the duty of a nation to give education and healthcare to its people. What is happening here is that everything is being seen as a financial commodity”, he remarked.
“Agriculture is being seen as a financial commodity, education is being seen as a financial commodity, healthcare is being seen as a financial commodity. Basically, if you have money, you can get anything. If you do not have money, you get nothing,” the Congress leader said.
Rahul also took to Twitter to slam the Central government.
“GOI has turned noble professions like farming, education and healthcare into financial commodities for the benefit of a few cronies. We’re fighting this without any anger, hatred or violence. And non-violence always wins,” he tweeted.