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In Mandi, political leaders warming up for LS polls

punjab Updated: Jan 07, 2014 20:04 IST
Roop Upadhyay
Roop Upadhyay
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Vasundhara Sarvodaya Vahini (VSV), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) turned political party, state president Subhash Mohan Snehi on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and the Congress always diverted people's attention by raking up baseless and false issues.

He said both the parties should stop politics of burning effigy to remain in news and come out with welfare issues like employment, education, security and livelihood.

“These political parties have taken common people for granted, as vote bank, to loot country's wealth after winning elections and later keep common people busy by issuing statements of party brass blaming each other. The period of such politics is over now,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a press statement issued here, the Aam Adami Party (AAP) said the party had started membership drive in the state to change the mindset of people towards the BJP and the Congress' “lavish governance like a king”.

AAP national executive member Deshraj Sharma said that he had submitted a memorandum to chief minister Virbhadra Singh, demanding residential accommodation to poor; free electricity and water to people of economically weaker section; livelihood opportunities to young generation of this deprived section; and free medical and education facilities to the children.

Sharma said if the government failed to rectify things, he would go fast-unto-death.

Meanwhile Lalit Chaudhary, a lawyer and young social activist of Sundernagar area, has applied for a Lok Sabha ticket from the Mandi parliamentary constituency.

Chaudhary is second person who has applied for a ticket, besides sitting MP Pratibha Singh.

Chaudhary said that he was sure that All India Congress Committee vice-president Rahul Gandhi would approve his nomination.