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‘Bring politics within the reach of common folk’

The Youth Congress is using innovative methods to enhance its membership drive in Delhi after social activist Anna Hazare’s anti-graft campaign receiving an overwhelming response here. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.

delhi Updated: Oct 05, 2011 20:06 IST
Aurangzeb Naqshbandi

The Youth Congress is using innovative methods to enhance its membership drive in Delhi after social activist Anna Hazare’s anti-graft campaign receiving an overwhelming response in New Delhi.

On Tuesday, the Youth Congress had placed huge advertisements in leading national dailies, appealing the youth of Delhi to join the organisation and be a part of the “process of change in politics”. The drive will close on October 7 in Delhi.

As its part, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday addressed potential Youth Congress candidates at Japanese Park in Rohini and laid emphasis on eradicating corruption.

Stressing that the battle against corruption could be fought only through the political system, Gandhi pitched for making organisations more democratic and involving ordinary youth. “The biggest problem is that politics is out of reach of the ordinary youth,” he said, adding that his party was opening its doors for the youth.

Earlier, Gandhi surprised many when he took the Metro and then a radio taxi to reach Japanese Park.

At 2pm, Gandhi, one of the most protected persons in the country, boarded a Metro from Race Course station to reach Rohini West Metro station from where he took a taxi to the venue. He later paid R200 to the taxi driver Shravan for a nearly 3km ride to Japanese park.