Rahul Gandhi declines ministerial post in Manmohan’s cabinet

May 16th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Sultanpur, May 16 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday declined to accept any ministerial position in Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s second government, saying he has already got a job to help the youth of the country to change the political atmosphere.

“I want youth to participate in politics. We need youngsters in politics. I hope youngster are listening to me,” Gandhi told reporters here.

When asked about the United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) victory, Gandhi said the poor and youth of the country helped the Congress to win the elections.

“This country is progressing. The Congress party over the last five years believes that India is progressing quickly. This progress belongs everybody, large masses of this country. These elections are testament to the fact that the Congress believes in unification, in clean politics, in honest politics,” he added.

Gandhi further said that the people of Uttar Pradesh have rejected the politics of religion and caste.

“The people of UP have rejected the politics of religion, politics of caste. They have voted for development,” he added. (ANI)

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