simple mvc application href adds the additional url where as i only want the url to be localhost/route/1 or localhost/route/2 according to menu selected

hi , i do have a web applicaiton , i do have a left side menu and in the menu as below and thus when i click Category it directs to localhost/home/index/3 and then if i hit Product 2, it adds the url on top of it resulting

Home/Index/3/Home/Index/2 which ofcourse is something not wanted , how can i achieve this?

                                    <li><a href="~/Home/Index/3"><span>Category</span></a></li>
                                    <li><a href='~/Home/Index/2'><span>Product 2</span></a></li>
                                    <li class='last'><a href='#'><span>Product 3</span></a></li>

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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
try this instead?

                                    <li><a href="/Home/Index/3"><span>Category</span></a></li>
                                    <li><a href='/Home/Index/2'><span>Product 2</span></a></li>
                                    <li class='last'><a href='#'><span>Product 3</span></a></li>

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