Save The Nation! Build The Nation!
Against Corruption, Injustice and Inequality…
Towards Peace, Justice, Progress and Democracy…
Come and be a part of the campaign!
Recent turmoil in the country has shown the desire and will of the people for systemic change. It is evident that the constitution is often respected but rarely followed. That is why, in order to have fundamental changes, along with the constitution, it is also necessary for there to be an acceptance and clarity of the issues and a basis of the values involved. If the state does not recognise its duty to act on the values of equality, justice, simplicity, self reliance etc. as enshrined in the directive principles in the constitution, then we will have to motivate the citizens of this country to bring about a change in the ‘state’. The society then also needs to challenge itself. The inspired masses that have stood against corruption need to raise their voice against injustice too and instead of contributing to the destruction of resources and displacement, work towards human development for a beautiful and prosperous country.
Corruption is the reason for as well as a product of inequality, violence, loot and exploitation. Politics and economics are the means of corruption. It is important to change this now. It is important that along with the country’s manual labourers, peasants, workers, artisans etc. and the oppressed tribals, dalits, etc. sensitive and thoughtful citizens of this country participate in this campaign too. Every committed and responsible citizen should give at least 2 – 4 hours of his/her day or one day a week for development work (education, health, domestic production, service of the underprivileged etc.)
Join for democratic reforms, for a people’s democracy…
1. There is a lot of corruption in the politics and administration of the country. To change this, we need electoral and political reforms. Politics should not only be a game of the capitalists but also work in the interests of the common masses. This is the basis of a true democracy.
2. Instead of demanding 33% reservation for women in parliamentary institutions, let there be representation of both sexes from each constituency at every level of governance.
3. There should be an 80% attendance rate of representatives in the Vidhan Sabha or Lok Sabha and for the rest of the days in their electoral constituencies. Election expenses for publicity should be according to the rules and the minimum expenses for the candidates should be from the allotted election funds. The promises made by politicians and their parties in manifestos should be made binding on them.
4. The public should be given the “Right Not to Vote”, also called the “Right to Reject” so if there is not a suitable candidate in the elections and they can express their dislike.
5. Politicians, officials and employees should lead simple life styles. There should be a reduction in their unnecessary privileges.
6. There should be no violence and terrorism directed from the state. In the advent of every issue of dispute and conflict the country should adopt a line of dialogue. Public dialogue and public hearings should be organised to resolve conflicts.
Join for economic and social reforms towards a socialist society…
1. The first right to water, forests, land, minerals etc should be of Gram Sabha or Basti Sabha.The issues of development and the progress of a village or Basti should be first decided by the residents, and the decisions made by Gram Sabha and Basti Sabha should be on the basis of progress and employment. There should be an end to forced displacement of people from their land and a law for development planning should be made.
2. There should be strict controls upon the transfer and use of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes. There should be no encouragement of corporatisation and contract farming and the influx of foreign capital in retail trade should be stopped. By implementing a land ceiling in rural and urban areas there should be equitable and fair use of the land. The excess land left after the ceiling should be distributed to the landless over which ownership should be given to both men and women. There should be no inequality in fixing prices of agriculture and industry products, let there be a proportionate equity.
3. There should be an end to inequality in the country. The politicians are working only for the interests of a handful of people, not for the interests of the masses. There shouldn’t be a difference of more than 1:10 in the income of the people and a line of prosperity should be determined. Tax should be levied on property and assets, not on small productions or incomes.
4. The honest producers of this country – workers, artisans, fisher folks, and others in unprotected and unorganised sectors continue to be oppressed and often victimised. The 93% of workers who have been denied social security pensions should be given protection equivalent to the organised and secured sectors. There should be access to food, water, shelter etc. to everyone equitably. Every service, every resource or development benefits should be equitably distributed.
5. Minimum wages should be as such that the whole family is provided for by the income of one. The below poverty line families list should be renumerated by the members of the gram sabha or the electorate of the urban areas.
6. The violence, discrimination and injustice upon dalits, tribals, women and minorities should be stopped and they should be given just treatment and respect.
The programme for December:
- 20 : Varanasi (Mr. Nandlaal : 9415300520) Azamagarh(Rajeev Yadav 9452800752)
- 21 : Amethi (Sanjay Singh 9044272073),Rae Bareli, (Gaurav Awasthi 94150340340)
- 22 : Muradabad (Rakesh Rafik 9456202211, Prem 9412839020)
- 24 : Palwal (Subhash Bhargav 9813801437)
- 25 : Muzaffarnagar (ManishGupta 9837144590, Mukhi Yadav 9997619284)
- 26 : Aligarh (Namita Singh 9412272762)
January4 to 11 South India (Ramkrishna Raju 09866887299) |12 Multai, Madhya Pradesh, (Sunilam9425109770), 13 Indore |23-29 Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh (Kamayani 9771950248, Gautam Bandopadhyay 9826171304). February 6 – 15 Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh (Suniti 9423571784)
We urge all movements, organisations and individuals to join us in the campaign to make a better country. Be a Volunteer and also help through donations. Spread the word…