People should not always look upto me to solve problems: Rahul

Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi, has said that people should not always look upto him to solve their problems.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 17:57 PM IST

Bhopal: Congress General Secretary, Rahul
Gandhi, has said that people should not always look upto him
to solve their problems.

Rahul made this observation at a conference of youth from
minorities in his recent three-day visit of Madhya Pradesh.

The media was not allowed to cover the conference but
those who were present said the Congress General Secretary
discussed problems of the minorities there.
He observed that people should not always look upto 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.

Syed Zafar, a youth Congress activist from Chhindwada said
that the tragedy of the Muslim community was that the leaders
after getting a place either in the organisation or the
government tend to forget the community and instead worked
only to retain their place.

A girl at the conference asked why should women enter
politics when it was full of corruption and women found it
tough to get respect.
Responding to this, the Congress General Secretary asked
how mud could be taken out from a glass filled with water
without even touching it.

He was told that this could be done by pouring water at a
great force from a tap.

Rahul said that this can be done but added that some moss
would still remain in the glass.

PTI