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Rahul Gandhi on how to tackle corruption

September 21, 2011 16:46 IST

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that to remove corruption, the political system in the country should give a "strong voice" to the people.

"To remove corruption, the political system in the country should give a strong voice to the people. Therefore, organisations like the Youth Congress should open their doors to the common man," Gandhi said while addressing a Youth Congress membership drive rally at Ampati, the home constituency of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

He said the change in the structure of the Youth Congress from nominated members to elected members will give an opportunity for youngsters to participate in politics at the Centre and fight elections.

Asking youths to participate in central level politics, he insisted, "If you have a voice at the Centre, it will speed up development in your state."

"Today, there is a tendency to look to modernity and technology. Technology will move our country in the 21st century. For this, we need new ideas, new thinking," he said.

The rally was attended by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, Congress Working Committee member in charge of Meghalaya Dhaniram Shandil and All India Congress Committee secretary Sanjay Bapna.

Gandhi went on to praise traditional institutions and said traditional ideas will also help the country move forward.

"There is a lot to learn from traditional institutions. Traditional ideas can take the country forward in the 21st century. For the Congress, every part of the country is important. Every part has something to give to the country," Gandhi said.

Gandhi also lauded the matrilineal society in Meghalaya, saying, "The pro-active role played by the women in Meghalaya has set an example for the whole country."

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