14.04.2019

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Friends,

You have to elect your MP for the 17th Lok Sabha.
In the year 2014, People had supported Narendra Modi on the promises of
• Bringing Black Money stacked in foreign countries;
• Governance free from Fear;
• Everyone’s Development with Togetherness;
• Minimum Support Price to Farmers as per the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission;
• Waiving of Farmer’s Loans;
• Creating 2 crore jobs every year; etc.
Instead of working to implement its promises, the Modi Government started a war of words against the Late Jawaharlal Nehru, and began attacking the very concept of secular-democratic-socialist Nation.

People propagating equality, equity, love and harmony/brotherhood like Govind Pansaare, Narendra Dabholkar, Prof. Kulgurgi and Journalist Gauri Lankesh were murdered by the Hindu Extremists propagating Hindu Rashtra. Many writers, intellectuals were harassed. As a result, cultural activists, writers and intellectuals returned the Awards given by the State.

Bringing back Black Money from Abroad and distributing Fifteen lakhs of rupees amongst each citizen was declared to be just a cliché (jumla) by the BJP President himself. Thereafter, demonetization came as a nightmare to the public, hitting hard on their livelihood, from which peasants and daily wage earners have not yet recovered. Millions lost their means of livelihood; hundreds and hundreds of citizens lost their lives in the long queues in front of the banks.

BJP came to power on the plank of fighting corruption, but the party itself became synonym with corruption. During demonetization, big names associated with the corridors of power were caught with primary proof of converting the black money into white by changing old currency notes in bulk (hundreds and crores of rupees) with the new currency notes. But, the Modi Government never went into investigation of these charges. The BJP President, Amit Shah’s son was accused of unprecedented growth in his personal wealth, which increased 16000 times during this period; but these too were not investigated.

The recent statistics about growth in unemployment are a matter of concern, which clearly state that for the first time after Independence unemployment rate has crossed double figures; translated into real numbers, it means that the numbers of unemployed within one year has grown more than the population of Great Britain and France.

Instead of freeing the elections from the web of black money and make it transparent, the Modi Government created Electloral Bonds which made it easier to openly use black money in elections. Recently, Advocate Prashant Bhooshan has submitted in the Supreme Court that of the electoral bonds worth Rs 222 crore that were purchased in March 2018, Rs 210 crore went to BJP.

This goes on to prove that BJP is working for a select few rich and friendly industrialists and not for the common people.

The huge amount of money spent on foreign trips by Modi after becoming the Prime Minister in the hope that it would yield in foreign investment has gone into waste, as the statistics reveal that the foreign investment touched the lowest during these past five years; and that our import was much higher than the export resulting in the heavy loss in business, subsequently, in the regular loss of the value of Indian rupee vis-à-vis foreign currency. Similarly, by destroying the federal structure of our polity and limiting the financial authority of the states, the GST was imposed by the Modi Government without any preparation.

Even today, the GST is beyond the comprehension of experts, not to talk of the confusion and insecurity it has created among the ordinary business community; also because it has been amended more times than for the days it has been legislated. Even today, Government is not ready to say that it had reached the last of the amendments in GST. We have to pay double tax due tom GST. While the big Corporate houses take back half of the tax they pay, we are not in a position to take back the double tax.

All essential items including medicines are constantly becoming expensive due to price rise. GST has not only rendered the states weak and poor, but has also created shortage of money for the welfare schemes. Because of which states are not able to give due attention to education and health services.

People of a particular ideological orientation are given higher posts in the institutions of higher education, science and culture. Research projects are being imposed in the IITs on subjects like Astrology and cow-urine; as a result scientific research will be affected, forcing us to look towards the west in the field of science. Instead of providing basic health facility, the Modi Government has, in order to benefit the Insurance Companies belonging to his friendly industrial houses, left the health services at the mercy of Insurance Companies and private hospitals. This has given a big boost to the already existing corruption. You all are well aware of the corruption related to Smart Card.

Several Public Sectors like BSNL and Railways are being considered heavy burden by the government and, thus, they are being opened up for sale.

People belonging to the ruling party with complicity in mobilizing mob violence and murders in the name of cow-protection are openly seen in the front of processions of election candidates. In several parts of the country, dalits and their organizations are faceing violent attacks and their leaders are been murdered. Till date, even the cases have not yet been registered against these criminals; forget about expectations of getting them convicted for such crimes under the due process of law.

In spite of promises made by the Modi Government to book such criminals, continued attacks on public led to defeats after defeats for BJP in the by-elections. In 2018, BJP lost three major states in the elections – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – where it was in power.

Desperate due to impending defeat in the Lok Sabha Elections, the Modi Government spread war-hysteria and committed serious security lapse; began politics on the Pulwama Attack (which has been condemned by one and all in the country),also a result of refusal by the Home Ministry to air-lift the security forces to the destination; and labeling of the Opposition as pro-Pakistan, etc. etc.

Violating the Election Code of Conduct, Modi released his own biopic and started TV channel in his own name. Though Election Commission has served notice to the NAMO TV, it has not been stopped on the pretext of not having received the notice.

Real issues like “development” and “good governance” have been left far behind; and attacks on the Opposition in the name of religion are being spearheaded. Eight of the Former Army Chiefs and 150 former Army Officers have written a letter to the President of India expressing concern over the use of Army in the elections, and appealing to stop it forthwith.

The Question is:

• Would you give another chance to such a government that has refused to follow its own agenda and laws of the land?

• Would you give another chance to a government which discriminates among its own citizens on the basis of religion, caste, region and language?

• Will we permit our country to be belittled before a person?

The Answer is: NO, NEVER!

WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR THE ONE
WHO CONSIDERS HIMSELF LARGER THAN THE COUNTRY,
AND NAMES THE OPPOSITION AS ANTI-NATIONAL!

How can we VOTE FOR THE ONE who covers up for the Rafale deal from its own country, and tell blatant lies in the Supreme Court?

• We will VOTE FOR promoting love and communal harmony;

• We will VOTE FOR those who will create JOBS for Youth;

• We will VOTE FOR the One who will protect the water-forest-land and the dignity of adivasis;

• We will VOTE FOR the one who will give due respect to Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar; and Do justice to the Reservation Policy;

We will VOTE FOR the One
Who will Protect the Principles of
Socialism, Secularism and Democracy
As enshrined in the Constitution of India!

Let’s Defeat the Communal, Divisive, Liar, Rhetorical, Modi Government !

Come Forward,
Let’s make our VOTE MEANINGFUL and Effective!

We are in solidarity with the CALL given by all those cultural activists, writers, intellectuals, former bureaucrats, diplomats and former Election Commissioners in the country, who have APPEALED NOT TO VOTE FOR MODI GOVERNMENT!

We remain yours, In Solidarity,

0. Janvadi lekhak sangh chhattisgarh 

1. Anand Mishra, Senior Socialist Thinker
2. K A Ansari, Senior Advocate, Bilaspur’
3. Nand Kumar Kashyap, Marxist Thinker
4. Prathmesh Mishra, Environmentalist
5. Soni Sori, Social Activist, Bastar
6. Alok Shukla, Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan
7. Tuhin Deb, Cultural Activist & Writer, Raipur
8. Ling Ram Kodopi, Journalist, Bastar Region
9. Himanshu Kumar, Sarvodayi Worker
10. Rajendra K Sail, Human Rights Defender, Mahasamund
11. Sheonath Kesharwaani, Bilaspur
12. B R Kaushik, Bilaspur
13. Priyanka Shukla, Advocate & Social Activist
14. Anuj Shrivastava, Journalist & Cultural Activist
15. Nageshwar Mishra, Aam Admi Party
16. Ravi Bannerji, Secretary, CPI(M), Bilaspur
17. Subrato Chhattopadhyay, Trade Unionist
18. Laakhan Subhodh, Guru Ghasidas Sevadaar Sangh, Central Coordinator
19. Pawan Sharma, CPI, Bilaspur
20. Nikiti Agrawal, Advocate, Bilaspur
21. Shakir Ali, Writer & Litterateur, Janwadi Writer’s Association
22. Shaukat Ali, Advocate, All India Lawyers Union
23. Sadiq Ali, Advocate, Raipur
24. A P Josy, Advocate & Human Rights Defender, Raipur
25. Rajim Tandi, Mahila Adhikar Manch
26. Akhilesh Edgar, Social Activist, Raipur
27. Pushpa, Artist, Singer & RELA COLLECTIVE, Bhilai
28. Kaladas Dehriya, Trade Unionist & Janwadi Poet, Writer, RELA COLLECTIVE
29. Geet Dahatiya, Theatre Artist
30. Vibhishan Patre, Dalit Adhikar Manch, Paamgarh
31. Vijay Bhai, Bharat Jan Andolan, Raipur
32. Ramakant, Farmer Leader, Rajnandgaon
33. Nilotpal Shukla, Social Activist, Bilaspur
34. Shalini Gera, Advocate & Social Activist, Kanker
35. Isha Khandelwal, Advocate & Human Rights Defender, Bilaspur
36. Ganesh Kachwaha, Trade Unmion Council, Raigarh
37. Tej Ram Sahu, Trade Union Leader
38. Ajay TG, Film-maker, Bhilai
39. Junus Tirkey, Social Activist, Jashpur
40. Dipika, Woman Rights Activist, Pandariya
41. Gayatri suman, Advocate & Activist, Bilaspur
42. Gautam Bandopahdyaya, Nadi Ghati Morcha,
43. Girish Kumar, Social Activist, Korea
44. Guddu Lahre, Dalit Rights Activist
45. Janak Lal Thakur, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Dalli-Rajhara
46. Kamal Shukla, Senior Journalist, Janjgir
47. Kapoor Vasnik,Janvaadi Lekhak Sangh, Bilaspur
48. Keshav Shauri, Social Activist, Kanker
49. Prasad Rao, Social Activist, Bhilai
50. Shreya, Woman Rights Activist, Raipur
51. Son Singh Jhaali, Advocate, Jagdalpur
52. S R Netam, Adviasi Leader, Raipur
53. Raj Kumar Soni, Senior Journalist, APNA MORCHA, Raipur
54. Habeeb Khan, Senior Journalist, Bilaspur
55. Uttam Kumar, Editor, DAKSHIN KAUSHAL, Rajnandgaon
56. Anubhav Shauri, Adivasi Rights Activist, Kanker
57. Divya Jaiswal, Advocate, Bilapur
58. Ishwar Nirmalkar, Jan Mukti Morcha,
59. Jeet Niyogi, Jan Mukti Morcha, Dalli-Rajhara
60. Dr. Satyabhama Awasthi, Social Activist, Bilaspur
61. Sheikh Ansar, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Raipur
63. Abrar husain bilaspur
64. Sanket thakur .Aap raipur,

Social Activist, raipur

65. CR Bakshi ,cpi chhattisgarh

66.Dharam raj mahaptra ,cpim chhattisgarh
67 .Lal babu thakur . Social Activist, katghora ,

68.lakhan sahu .cmm majdur kar krta samiti ,bhilai
69.Md satnam ,Gsss
70.Nisar ahamad sikandar ,ipta
71.Ramkrshan jangde .advocate
72 prashant jha .Banki mogra .
73 Ratan gondane ,raipur

74. Dr Saibal Jana, Shaheed Hospital, Dalli-Rajhara
75. Shashi Sail, Chhattisgarh Mahila Jagriti Sangathan

76. Anand Shukla, Development Expert, Raipur

77, दिलीप कौशिक, कृषक और सामाजिक कार्यक्रता, महासंमुंद

77. फा. सबास्टियन, रायपुर

78  .Dr. Lakhan Singh, Human Rights Defender, Bilaspur

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(Translated from Original Hindi by Rajendra sail ji )

On behalf of the Signatories
Issued in Public Interest By:

Dr. Lakhan Singh, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
E-mail:bhagatsingh788@gmail.com
Mobile: 773060946.

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