Give 10 years to politics to change system: Rahul to youth

Saturday, January 29, 2011

AURANGABAD - Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday said political parties lacked democracy and appealed to the youth to give 10 years of their life to politics to change the system.

“I assure you, after 10 years, you will be proud of your decision, and the country’s politics will take a new direction,” Gandhi said, urging educated young men and women to come forward and join the Congress party.

Gandhi said the youth were disenchanted with politics and felt that they had no chance to make a mark.

“Political parties lack democracy, their doors are closed,” Gandhi said.

“They (the youth) are reluctant to come forward to join politics. Many even feel that they stand no chance,” he said, adding that systemic corrections and intra-party democracy were needed to change the situation.

Gandhi was addressing the media on the final day of his three-day visit to Maharashtra.

He is scheduled to travel to the Konkan region of the state later in the day as part of his drive to attract youth to the Congress.

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