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Give 10 years to politics, Rahul Gandhi urges youth

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi today appealed to the youth to give 10 years of their life to politics if they want to see change in the country.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2011 12:40 IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said political parties lack democracy and there was a "rot" in the political structure which needs to be changed by opening the doors of the system. "The rot is in the political structure.

We have to change that. My whole attention is towards that," he said. "The answer lies in opening the doors of political system," Rahul, who is on the last leg of his three-day visit to Maharashtra, told reporters here.

On the issue of corruption, he said, "Corruption is taking place because doors of the political system are closed and the average person who wants to do good is not allowed in." "Common people feel politics is corrupt...it is not working the way it should work.

We believe the only way to change this is to look at the way parties are structured," he said. Rahul said he was extremely happy to see the response we are getting in Youth Congress.

To a query on his party fielding him as Prime Minister in next polls, Rahul said, "This is your assumption, not my assumption. My assumption and my work is to repair the political system."

(with inputs from IANS)