‘Rahul has the power to motivate youth’

Youths joining Congress said the party’s General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has the power to motivate the younger generation across the country.

Written by Agencies | Gandhinagar | Published: February 23, 2009 4:42:40 pm

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has the power to motivate the youths,which Gujarat Chief Minister Narendera Modi does not,said some of the youths who have enrolled for Youth Congress membership in Gandhi Nagar on Monday.

The youths expressed this after meeting Rahul Gandhi at Sector-16 who had come here to oversee the Youth Congress enrolloment drive,where youths,had lined up to fill in the application forms.

“Rahul has the power to motivate the youth in the state,which is not the case with Modi,” said one Nikita Shirmali,who had enrolled to become a member of the Youth Congress after talking with Rahul.

“He (Rahul) has the self confidence which would attract the youth,” she added.

Another girl from Government Science College here Deepti Mistry,who also met Rahul,said that Rahul can take the youth forward.

“Rahul has the self confidence,charm and potential to do something for the youth and take them forward,” Mistry said.

She said this is the quality today’s youth look for which is not the case with Modi,who never meets youths.

Rahul is on a two-day visit to the state. During his short stay there for 10-15 minutes in Gandhiangar,Rahul interacted with the youths aspiring to join the Congress and shook hands with them. He also gave autographs to the people.

Rahul will be visiting several booths in Ahmedabad where the enrollment drive is on later in the day. He is also scheduled to meet Congress workers,Youth Congress leaders and other community leaders today.

On Sunday,during his visit to Kutch,Rajkot and Patan he had met many workers,attended a women’s conference,visited the artisans’ village Bhujodi in Kutch and interacted with the women artisans.

During his interaction with youngsters in Rajkot yesterday,he had said that youth from Gujarat will be given more responsibility during forthcoming parliamentary elections.

In Patan,Rahul met youths from the SC/ST community and urged them to join the party. He told the gathering that they have alaways been with Congress and hoped that they will continue to extend support to party. Rahul requested them to enroll in large numbers with the party.

Addressing the gatherings of SC/ST youth,Gandhi detailed the steps taken by the UPA government for the upliftment of Backward Classes,SCs and STs.

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