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Bhopal: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has said that people should not always look up to him to solve their problems and try to find solutions on their own. He made this observation at a conference of youth from minorities here this past week.
The media was not allowed to cover the conference but those present said Mr. Gandhi discussed problems of the minorities.
The party general secretary observed that people should not always look up to him to solve their problems but try to solve them on their own. It was a general comment and meant for people from all communities, they said.
He asked those present to name five minority leaders who were acceptable to the society at large. Though names of the likes of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mohsina Kidwai, Omar Abdullah, Ahmed Patel and Salman Khurshid were thrown up, there was no unanimity and some names were opposed.
When a girl asked as to why women should enter politics when it was full of corruption and they did not get respect, the Congress leader, in reply, asked her how mud could be taken out from a glass filled with water without touching it. He was told that this could be done by pouring water at a great force from a tap.
To this, Mr. Gandhi said that even after doing so, some moss will still remain in the glass. -- PTI
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