Speaking on the political and economic resolution moved at the All India Congress Committee meeting, Chidambaram said that 68 percent of the country’s population was below the age of 35.

"I have a radical idea. In half of Parliament seats, 272 seats, (we) must field candidates below the age of 35 years. If India is young, it is young India which must be trusted with responsibility. (They) must become empowered," Chidambaram said.

“Young India, empowered India should take the reigns of the Congress party and India,” he added.
Chidambaram also used the occasion to take potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its ‘mission 272’ for the Lok Sabha polls.

He said that the Congress mission was to empower India and it had chosen party’s young leader Rahul Gandhi to ‘lead it to battle’ for the 2014 elections.


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