Expressing sorrow over the approach of governments and politicians toward "real issues" like empowerment of farmers, labourers, the poor and development of rural India, Gandhi said these classes were always neglected and index of the economy was never linked with the hunger of people which, he rued, was one of the major factors why Mahatma Gandhi's dream never came true.

Speaking on whether Independent India lived up to the vision of Mahatma Gandhi, at an event organised to mark the centenary of the return of the father of the nation from South Africa, Tushar said today government does not care much for small industries which feed the poor and the needy.

"Bapuji had a dream for (flourishing) cottage industries but what happened today with that we all know. Our farmers and labourers in rural India still have great potential and they can do good for the country. Real 'Make in India' is in their  hands and the government should look at them," Tushar said.

The government talks of industries, which in terms of value or investment run in thousands of crores, and does not care for such small scale industries or business which actually feed the poor and the needy, he said.

The event also marked the birth centenary of the Clarks Group of Hotels' founder, Babu Brijpal Das, who was a Gandhian.

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