In the elections to the Delhi Municipal Corporation held on April 23, one campaign that stood out from the others was that of the people’s candidate and activist of Lok Raj Sangathan called Shivaji, in the Harkesh Nagar ward of, South Delhi.
23 अप्रैल को हुए दिल्ली नगर निगम चुनाव के अभियानों में एक चुनाव अभियान जो दूसरों से अलग दिखा, वह था दक्षिण दिल्ली के हरकेश नगर वार्ड में जनता के उम्मीदवार और लोक राज संगठन के कार्यकर्ता, शिवाजी का अभियान।
Press Release – at the Press Meet on 26th April 2017, Chennai Press Club
‘People’s Movement for Clean Politics’
‘Wresting the Citizens Rights from Polity’
The political scenario in the country at the centre as well as various states is agonizing. ‘Politics without principles’ has negated the dreams of our forefathers – freedom fighters – to make India a land of peace and plenty and the constitutional guarantee of equality, justice and fraternity.
On Monday, 3rd April 2017, the Delhi High Court refused to stay the decision of the Delhi State poll panels’ decision of not allotting a common symbol to all candidates of Swaraj India, a relatively newly formed political party which wants to contest the upcoming Municipal Elections in Delhi.
Lok Raj Sangathan organized a round-table discussion on the burning topic: “Thorough-going reforms in the political system and process needed”. Following the just concluded assembly elections to five states – U.P., Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa, the discussion brought out a great degree of unanimous concern among the various participant groups and individuals, on how people are completely marginalized in India, which is touted as the world’s most populous democracy.
Amidst severe doubts expressed by leaders of political parties who lost the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab (BahujanSamaj Party and the AamAadmi Party) about the possible rigging of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (ECI) has emphatically supported the machines. It has dismissed the allegations as speculative and wild.The poll panel also asserted that it had not received specific complaints or concrete material from political parties and candidates about alleged tampering of EVMs during the recent elections.