New Delhi, Jan 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon the youth to join politics to root out dynastic politics and bring about meaningful change in society and polity.
"Dynasty politics gives rise to incapability and dictatorship in a democratic setup as such people work towards saving the politics of family and family in politics," said Mr Modi at the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival.
Mr Modi said the days of winning election by the crutches of a surname are over, still this malaise of dynastic politics is far from over.
Political dynasty promoted self and family instead of pushing nation first, he said, adding, "This is a major cause of social corruption in India.”
The Prime Minister remarked that politics is a big medium to bring about meaningful change and like every other field, presence of youth is critical in politics also.
He said that honesty and performance have today become the need of the hour, and honest people are getting the opportunity to serve.
He said country is preferring honesty over family connections and candidates are also understanding that only the good work matter.
Prime Minister exhorted the youth to come into politics as their entry will ensure the end of dynasty politics. “It is imperative for saving our democracy that you join politics."
Mr Modi also remembered the contribution of Swami Vivekananda, whose birth anniversary was celebrated on Tuesday, and appealed to the youth to take inspiration.
"You have a great guide in Swami Vivekananda and if, with his inspiration, our youth joins politics, country will be strengthened”, Mr Modi said.