Hubli, Mar 27: AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today called upon the youth to be progressive and positive and take the country on the path of fast paced growth.
Addressing students of Anjuman-e-Islam Polytechnic in the city he said his tour Karnataka during the last two days had been great experience. "I am touring your state for the last two days, talking to people and trying to understand their problems and learn about Karnataka. I am very happy to come to this state. Wherever I go, I see schools colleges and students. I feel very happy to be here," he said.
He said Karnataka was a very progressive state in the whole country. People from outside the country always asked him to talk about Bangalore in Karantaka. "People of Karnataka and Bangalore work hard and have a brought good name for the country. For that the whole country is grateful to you people," he said.
He said students hold the future of the country they are crucial for the nation to march forward. So youth have to be positive in the mind set and be progressive to take the country on the path of 'great growth'.
Meanwhile the big bunch of media persons following the youth leader all along since he arrived in the state, continued to wait outside the venues wherever Rahul went as they were denied entry. In Anjuman they had to be content to write down his address by hearing it on the public address system. Even some senior Congress leaders like R V Deshpande were not allowed inside the venue. Only state Youth Congress President Krishna Byregowda accompanied the young MP throughout.
Rahul visited Nittur Technical Training Foundation in Dharwad this morning and interacted with the students. Later he went on a 'road show' in the city and waved his hands from his vehicle to the people who had lined up on either sides of the streets. Rahul would be go to Ron town in Gadag district later today. He would stay tonight either at the pilgrimage centres of Koodalasangama or the Alamatti dam site across River Krishna.
Krishna who had come out of Anjuman was confronted by the mediamen standing outside. However the Youth Congress leader bluntly said the media was not invited to any of Rahul's programmes. "We want Rahul to interact freely with students. I cannot help if you had to stand on the road," he said bluntly.