Aizawl (Agencies): AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked the younger generation to actively take part in politics as youths comprised over 40 per cent of the country's population.

Addressing students of the Mizoram University at Tanhril near here, Rahul said being born and brought up in a political family, he was of the view that politicians should be in politics for the upliftment of the people.

"I believe in listening (and then) implementing", he said, adding that he had come to Mizoram to listen to the voice of the youths.

After interacting with the students for more than an hour, Rahul inaugurated a girls' hostel inside the university campus.