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Rahul Gandhi takes the Delhi Metro, hires cab to rally

Last updated on: October 4, 2011 19:29 IST

Rahul Gandhi takes the Delhi Metro, hires cab to rally

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday surprised many when he travelled in a Metro train and then a radio taxi to reach the venue of the rally in Rohini in north Delhi, where he was scheduled to speak to Youth Congress activists at the Japanese Park for a 'potential candidates meet'.

A 2 pm, Gandhi, one of the most protected persons in the country, alighted from a radio cab at the venue. The driver of the cab, Shravan said that he was driving past the Rohini Metro station when he was waved to stop.

"I was asked to drive till the Japanese park and was paid Rs 200 on reaching here," Shravan said.

"Actually Rahulji travelled from the Race Course Metro station till Rohini in the Delhi Metro," said a close associate of Gandhi.

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'Fight corruption through democratic means'

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Meanwhile, addressing Youth Congress activists, Rahul stressed that the battle against corruption could be fought 'only through the political System'.

He pitched for making organisations more democratic and involving ordinary youth, who find politics inaccessible.

"People talk of corruption. If you want to fight corruption then this can only be done through the political system, through democratic means," Rahul said.

The statement came in the backdrop of the recent anti-graft agitations, including by Anna Hazare on Lokpal issue, but Gandhi refrained from naming anyone.

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'Politics is out of reach of the ordinary youth'

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"The biggest problem is that politics is out of reach of the ordinary youth of the country," the Congress general secretary said.

"If we make our organisations democratic, it would be a major step towards fighting corruption," he said, adding that his party was opening doors for the youth of the country to join politics.

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