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Sudesh chants ‘change’ in rally

Jamshedpur, Dec. 23: Deputy chief minister and Ajsu president Sudesh Mahto today appealed to the youth to join politics and effect a corruption-free system, pitching for a “change” at a time eyebrows are being raised about discord in the ruling coalition in the state.

Addressing a gathering of around 3,000 party activists at a rally, Lok Panchayat, at Agrico grounds, he said politics is the only platform which provides youth an opportunity to serve the masses and foster a change in society.

Mahto said entry of youngsters in politics was required for them to fight for their rights and “change” the political system in the country.

“We believe people are fed up with the national parties and want a change,” he said.

Mahto, who holds the sports and youths affairs portfolio, also emphasised the need to improve educational infrastructure in rural areas.

“Funds sometimes do not reach the beneficiaries. Therefore, it is high time for a change to improve the system.”

Ajsu, which has been trying to strengthen its roots in Jharkhand, gave the rally a tagline of “Education, Greenery and Education”.

The party also aims to project Mahto as a chief minister probable in 2014.

Meanwhile, the recent induction of most wanted gangster Akhilesh Singh into the party has triggered an exodus from the party. Vikash Singh, Ajsu’s central secretary and chief of its membership wing, resigned from the primary membership of the party on Thursday while its city president Anand Bihari Dubey left the party yesterday.