Want to be a politician but don’t know how to go about it. Join Netagiri Vidyalaya.
Run by former Congressman Raj Ranjan, who believes "political thinking should be inculcated deep into human mind to curb corruption," the Netagiri Vidyalaya in Ranchi has imparted training to 200 aspiring politicians since its inception in 2001.
"It is important for a politician - both beginners and veterans to learn that bit of politics necessary to know what a manifesto is and its implementation," said Ranjan, a former PCC secretary.
A paltry Rs 50 is charged for admission and the ‘students´ are taught about ‘netagiri´ every Saturday for two hours.
"It is surprising that a 69-year-old leader of a regional political party, Sukhdev Lohra, was among the 10 politicians to take admission this session," said Ranjan, brother of former Congress MP late Gyan Ranjan.