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Civilised and educated sections should join politics: Tharoor

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 13:51

Dehradun: Criminalisation of politics would only end when civilised and educated sections of society come forward to represent the people, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has said.
"Criminalisation of politics... Can be stopped only if civilised and educated people come out of their shells and join the rough and tumble of politics," Tharoor, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, said yesterday during an interaction with students at Doon School here.
Noting how it was the bitter reality that one out of every three MPs had a criminal case against him, Tharoor said, "This can stop only if instead of avoiding politics, the civilised and educated sections join politics and free it of its ills," he said.

First Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 13:51
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