'Corruption can be fought only through political system'

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Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 5: In a veiled attack on Anna Hazare, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the battle against corruption could be fought ''only through political system''.

"People talk of corruption. If you want to fight corruption then this can only be done through the political system, through democratic means," he said while addressing Youth Congress activists at a meeting here.

But Gandhi did not not name anyone but his remarks came on a day when Hazare declared that he would campaign against Congress in Assembly elections in five states if the Lokpal bill was not not passed by Parliament during the winter session.

The Congress General Secretary pitched for making organisations more democratic and involving ordinary youth, who find politics inaccessible.

"The biggest problem is that politics is out of reach of the ordinary youth of the country," the Congress general secretary said.

"If we make our organisations democratic, it would be a major step towards fighting corruption," Gandhi said, adding that his party was opening doors for the youth of the country to join politics.

Earlier, Gandhi surprised many when he travelled in a Metro train and then a radio taxi to reach the venue of the rally in Rohini in north Delhi, where he was scheduled to speak to Youth Congress activists at the Japanese Park for a 'potential candidates meet'.


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