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Video: What young India wants from Rahul Gandhi

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 16:49 IST

As Rahul Gandhi turns 40 on June 19, young people across the country spell out their expectations from this gen next leader.

Model Nidhi Sunil says as a young leader, Rahul Gandhi should get the young interested in politics. She adds that many young people are refraining from participating in it because it is too murky.

Video: Hitesh Harisinghani

'Get the country back on track'

Meghna Rao is a social activist and says that even though legacy suggests Rahul Gandhi shows a lot of promise as a future prime minister, she hopes the country has a woman PM soon. Rao hopes that he, among others, helps eradicate corruption and get India on track.

Video: Hitesh Harisinghani

'He understands the sensibility of the youth'

Yoshita Poddar is a student and believes that Rahul will make a good leader because he can understand the sensibilities of the youth.

Video: Hitesh Harisinghani

'Do something better for the new generation'

Sneha is also a student and finds Rahul Gandhi active and dynamic, someone who knows how the youth thinks. She hopes he does something better for the new generation.

Video: Hitesh Harisinghani

'Better tourism infrastructure, uninterrupted electricity'

Student Namrita Nagraj considers the Gandhi scion a humble politician and a hope for the whole country. She presents her list of expectations from the young leader -- better tourism infrastructure, uninterrupted electricity, the eradication of illiteracy and a terror-free country, among other things.

Video: Sreeram

'His views are fresh'

Ishan is a student from Chennai and says that Rahul Gandhi's views are fresh. He says the MP seems to be on a quest to change politics and hopes the changes he brings in make people happy.

Video: Sreeram

'Manmohan Singh should make way for Rahul'

Shilpa Ajith Kumar, an editor from Bengaluru, feels Rahul will make for a great PM and that Manmohan Singh should make way for him.

Video: Vicky Nanjappa

Motivate young people to join politics

Moitri Chakraborty from Kolkata says Rahul Gandhi should tackle terrorism and has the ability to motivate young people to join politics and bridge the gap between people and bureaucracy.

Video: Dipak Chakraborty

'Rahul Gandhi is a promising young politician'

Niladi Bhowmik from Kolkata feels Rahul Gandhi is a promising young politician and hopes he brings about honesty amongst India's political class.

Video: Dipak Chakraborty