"When you are talking about sports and how to make it accessible, then more and more powers should go the sports people when deciding things about sports in the country," Rahul said at the launch of 'National Youth Policy 2014' and 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan' in the national capital.
     
"I think that's the crux of it. Keep the politicians out of sports if you want to put it directly,” Rahul said.
     
The Congress vice-president said that it is similar to empowering common man to help change politics in the country.
    
"The same applies to politics. If you want to change the politics in the country, give more and more power to young people, give more power to the common man and you change the politics," Rahul added.
     
National Youth Policy 2014 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan, a centrally sponsored plan scheme were launched at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday.
     
Sports Minister Jitendra Singh, boxers Mary Kom and Vijender Singh, P Gopichand, Ashwini Nachappa, Ronjan Sodhi and Karnam Malleswari were also present on the occasion.
     
Both programmes were also simultaneously launched at district headquarters and in universities throughout the country.

(Agencies)

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