Political system can fight corruption: Rahul

New Delhi: Stressing that the battle against corruption could be fought `only through the political system`, Rahul Gandhi today pitched for making organisations more democratic and involving ordinary youth, who find politics inaccessible.

"People talk of corruption. If you want to fight corruption then this can only be done through the political system, through democratic means," Gandhi said while addressing Youth Congress activists at a meet here. The statement came in the backdrop of the recent anti-graft agitations, including by Anna Hazare on Lokpal issue, but Gandhi refrained from naming anyone.

"If we make our organisations democratic, it would be a major step towards fighting corruption," Gandhi said, adding that his party was opening doors for the youth of the country to join politics.

Earlier, Gandhi surprised many when he travelled in a Metro train and then a radio taxi to reach the venue of the rally in Rohini in north Delhi, where he was scheduled to speak to Youth Congress activists at the Japanese Park for a `potential candidates meet`. Gandhi, one of the most protected persons in the country, alighted from a radio cab at the venue.

The driver of the cab Shravan said that he was driving past the Rohini Metro station when he was waved to stop. "I was asked to drive till the Japanese park and then paid Rs 200 on reaching here," Shravan said. "Actually Rahul ji travelled from the Race Course Metro station till Rohini in the Delhi Metro," said a close associate of Gandhi.