Koraput, Orissa: Congress General
Secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday asked tribals to join active
politics in large numbers to ensure their empowerment and help
solve long-standing problems.
"More and more tribals should join politics through
which they will be able to solve problems being faced by them
for ages," Gandhi said during an interaction with party
members at Kotpad in Orissa`s tribal-dominated Koraput
A large tribal presence in politics would play a
significant role in empowering them effectively and elevating
their position in society, he said on the first day of his
two-day visit to Orissa.
Tribals as well as dalits could make their voices heard
if more people from their communities participate in politics
and public life, said Gandhi.
Gandhi, accompanied by AICC`s Orissa in-charge Jagdish
Tytler, said Congress provided a platform for common and
ordinary youths to move up the ladder even without any
political links or influential background.
During the interaction, closed to the media, Gandhi
answered a host of queries, the participants later told