17 November 2013, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi:Activists of Lok Raj Sangathan, Sangam Vihar Lok Raj Samiti, Hind Naujawan, Ekta Sabha, Purogami Mahila Sangathan, Mazdoor Ekta Committee, began the campaign in the Sangam Vihar assembly constituency, early morning on Sunday. Walking through the lanes and bylanes, they focused on the election manifesto of LRS highlighting the demand of minimum wage of at least Rs. 15000/-, punishment to those responsible for genocide of people in 1984, 1992, 2002 and more recent in Muzafarnagar in UP, blocking the privatization of water in Delhi, reversing the privatization of electricity distribution from the hands of Tata and Reliance, without compensation, end to contract labour system, and so on.
The demands caught the attention of many workers, who came forward to vocally support the campaign. Many workers organised in unions like leather workers, came forward and pledged to carry forward the message to their co-workers, and friends. Using megaphone to relay the message of Lok Raj Sangathan and their candidate, activists coined new slogan on corruption – "Nyuntam Vetan 15 hazaar, usase kam mile to bhrasthachaar" (minimum wage must be Rs 15000/-. anything less is corruption). Attacking the leading parties of the rich they asserted "Congress-BJP ka utaro Taj, Lekar aao mazdoor kisanon ka raj – Lok Raj" (Overthrow Congress-BJP, Establish Rule of Workers and Peasants – Lok Raj). Thousands of Copies of LRS Manifesto for the assembly was distributed amongst conscious workers. Lokesh Kumar has been selected as workers candidate from the constituency, to challenge the agenda and monopoly of Congress and BJP, the corrupt and criminal parties of the rich.
Lokesh Kumar is a young worker who has dedicated his life for the rights of the working class. He has been at the forefront of many struggles for ensuring minimum wage, issue of ration cards, for clean water and sanitation in the working class localities. He has also been leading the struggle for ensuring punishment for those responsible for genocide of Sikhs in 1984, Muslims in 1992 and 2002, and attacks on people of the north-east; and for repeal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), and other black laws. Having a flair for acting he has also been active in promoting people’s politics through culture and drama, and has directed number of short plays, staged during various meetings and gatherings. He asserts that "Working class youth should not remain flag carriers of Congress and BJP, but should become leaders of the Working class. That is what LRS does for the Youth".