Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday interacted with
students at various educational institutes in Hisar, Kurukshetra and
Karnal districts of Haryana and urged them to join politics so as to
weed out corruption in the system.
"I urge today's youth to join Indian
politics. If they want to bring a change in the society or to clean
the system, then they have to take the initiative. We have to make
full use of youth power in the overall development of the country,"
he said , while interacting with students in NDRI.
Answering a question about corruption
in the system at Karnal's National Dairy Research Institute, he said
it is not that everybody is corrupt but honest people also get
embroiled in things they have not done at times, a student who
attended the session declared out of bounds for the media, said.
Elaborate security arrangements were made at Kurukshetra University
in Kurukshetra, and at National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) in
Karnal, to ensure smooth conduct of interaction between Gandhi and
Media persons were not allowed to
interact with the Congress leader and their entry was also
restricted at the interaction venues.
"Development in science and technology
will play a crucial role in the growth of the country," he added.
There were many disappointed students, who were not allowed to enter
the interaction venue, in the wake of huge rush.
Commencing his day-long visit from Hissar where he addressed
students at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural
University (CCSHAU), the young leader proceeded to Kurukshetra
University to address a similar gathering there and later to Karnal
where he met the youth on the campus of the National Dairy Research
Meanwhile, student wings of rival
political outfits protested with one of them terming the visit as an
attempt to politicize the community.