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Youth Cong fights for a place in Govt

Nov 04, 2006 04:56 PM IST India India

New Delhi: Youth Congress leaders met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and asked for a greater share in the Government.

The pressure has paid off as the first batch of Youth Congress leaders have found a place in the advisory committee Censor board and it's becoming increasingly clear that more will find place in other Government departments.

Says President Youth Congress Ashok Tanwar, "They deserve this and it makes them feel good. They have the right to be a part of the Government."

In the tussle for power, it is the workers who are left out and the Youth Congress leaders have started openly complaining about this. Their demand: a greater share of the Governmental pie.

The problem with the Congress is that it is top heavy. With several senior leaders waiting to be accommodated, is there any room for these young leaders?

For a party which boasts of youth power, young leaders have not found place either in the Cabinet or any other Government organisation in the repeated reshuffles.

It took a former Youth Congress president - the present Information and Broadcasting Minister - Priyaranjan Dasmunshi to to listen to the pleas of the young leaders.

Those who have yet to find place can take hope from the fact that some of the powerful Congress leaders today - Ambika Soni, Priyaranjan Dasmunshi and Ajay Maken- began their careers in the Youth Congress.