The Congress is the single party to put forth a new generation of young leaders. The Indian voting system had changed during the period with caste and religion identity becoming less important. With innovation, the television coverage spread far and wide and brought the world to people's homes and exposed the pranks of politicians. Young first-time voters were looking for a new model. Opportunities for advancement were now being able to be seen and accessible to those quick on their feet. More than two-thirds of India's population is under 35 with nearly 60 per cent of the newly elected MPs are in the 25-55 age groups. This post-independence generation of people and politicians deserves to be heard when public policy is being framed. Considering their opinion will surely bring fresh perspectives and ideas to governance. India today is a confident country and aspires to a greater role in world affairs. One of the most stirring moments in the post-result euphoria was when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told reporters, "I urge all the political parties to forget their past disputes...We should stand one as a nation."
Vision & Mission
Youth are the mirror images of growth of the country. 50 crores youth population in India is the asset for the nation. Great impetus must be put into youth development, and I intend to initiate programmes centred on youth development empowerment and learning.