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PRISM candidate launches poll campaign in Mandi

Lawan Kumar, the contesting candidate from PRISM party, formally launched his poll campaign by paying obeisance at Neeldhari Gurdwara in Ram Nagar area of Mandi town on Sunday.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2013 21:21 IST
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Lawan Kumar, the contesting candidate from PRISM party, formally launched his poll campaign by paying obeisance at Neeldhari Gurdwara in Ram Nagar area of Mandi town on Sunday.

Terming the elections as “dharam yudh”, said on one hand a few politicians of prominent political parties were promoting “rajwadashahi” and “parivarvaad” (kingdom and family promotion) and on the other, poor and common people were facing poverty, malnutrition, unemployment, corruption and hunger.

“The chief minister is desperate to field his son Vikramditya, who is still too young to contest elections, into politics,” he said.

Lawan said that the Congress had been derailed from the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. “Now, the Congress has become a party to pursue family interests and there is no democracy left,” he said.

He said the trend of the Congress to promote families was disturbing and dangerous for the nation and appealed voters to oust the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party from the state so that the real representatives of the common man could put forth the problems of the state in Lok Sabha.

He also condemned the Congress for the 1984 riots and claimed that riot victims of Mandi district had not been settled or compensated even after 29 years of the incident and assured the victim Sikh community of the district to fight for their rights.