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Narendra Modi said dynasty-based politics is the biggest enemy of democracy (PTI)
Narendra Modi said dynasty-based politics is the biggest enemy of democracy (PTI)

PM Modi puts onus on youth to make India self-reliant

The youth should join politics because it will help bring an end to dynasty-based politics in the country: PM

NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday put the onus of making India self-reliant and work for the development of the country on the youth of India.

The youth should join politics to work for the development of the country and to bring about tangible change, Modi said at the valedictory function of 2nd National Youth Parliament Festival, adding that dynasty-based politics is the biggest enemy of democracy.

“It is the responsibility of youth to make India atmanirbhar and work for the development of the country. We were all born after independence but we can work for the development of the country. The next 25-26 years is important for the country because India will complete 100 years of independence by 2047," said Modi.

The youth should join politics because it will help bring an end to dynasty-based politics in the country and people are supporting honest public workers, the prime minister said. Honesty and performance are the keys to politics now because people have become more aware, he said.

“Politics needs youth. It is the responsibility of the youth to join politics. It is the medium to work for the development of country. Honesty and performance are the virtues for politics and those who have faced corruption allegations are now finding it difficult to win the credibility of the people," the prime minister said.

Dynasty in politics is against the idea of ‘nation first’ and would only breed corruption, Modi emphasised. There have been significant changes in the politics of the country but it is the duty and responsibility of youth to take the work forward, the prime minister said.

“The surname of your family does not guarantee victory in elections. Dynasty is against the idea of nation first and it leads to corruption. Till the time youth of the country does not take part in politics, the poison of dynasty will not go away," Modi said.

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