BJP Govt. in MP
playing with the voters' list: Aslam Sher Khan:
Hockey Olympian-turned-politician Aslam Sher Khan, who is the Madhya
Pradesh Congress Media Committee chairman, has expressed
apprehension that Bharatiya Janata Party, (BJP), ruled Madhya
Pradesh Government may indulge in malpractices to win the civic
elections in the state which are due next month....
The newly formed Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), Madhya
Pradesh unit will contest the ensuing civic elections in the state
to be held in December this year.
This was decided at the party’ first
state executive body meeting held here on Friday. The meeting was
presided over by the state president of SDPI Advocate Sajid
Siddiqui, who also happens to be the national vice president of the
party. The national general secretary of the party A. Sayeed and
Central Coordinator CP Muhammad Ali also attended the meeting as
A sub-committee has been formed to
screen suitable candidates for the civic elections. The
sub-committee members are: Adv. Sajid Siddiqui, Khan Bahadur Khan,
Abdul Rauf and Irfanullah Khan.
According to Adv. Siddiqui it was also
decided to strengthen the party in the state for which Divisional
in-charges have been appointed who will look into ways and means to
broad-base the party in the state. Training programmes would also be
organized for cadres in the state, he informed.
It may be mentioned here that SDPI was
formed to realize a social order and political system based on the
Constitutional ideals of justice, equality, liberty and fraternity.
The SDPI was officially constituted on June 21 this year in New
Delhi and was formally launched a month later on July 29.
The manifesto, released last month in
New Delhi at the first delegates meet of the party, has called for
the empowerment of all marginalised sections of the society by
mobilizing themselves into a political force, instead of remaining
as mere vote banks of different political parties in elections. It
has demanded balanced representation of all social groups in
legislatures and all administrative bodies nominated by government,
in proportion to their population.
For SDPI social democracy is the
belief that it is the basic duty of any administration worth its
salt to ensure equitable distribution of the nation's resources
through state intervention without stifling private entrepreneurship