Tharoor wants educated middle class to join politics

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 00:14

Dehradun: Criminalisation of politics and politicisation of criminals are bitter realities and these can only be stopped if educated middle class comes forward shedding its inhibitions about joining politics, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said here.
Tharoor`s statement comes a week after three MPs including RJD leader Lalu Prasad and Congress` Rashid Masood, were disqualified as members of Parliament following their conviction in different cases.

Interacting with students of The Doon School here yesterday, the Union Minister of state for HRD said, "Criminalisation of politics and politicisation of criminals is a bitter reality of our times but it will end only when educated middle class sheds its inhibitions about joining politics."

"Criminalisation of politics... Can be stopped only if the educated middle class comes forward and joins the rough and tumble of politics," he said.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 00:14

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