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Party Menifestos in UP Elections 2012 and guidlines to ex-servicemen to vote

Party Menifestos in UP Elections 2012 and guidlines to ex-servicemen to vote

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  • 1. Indian Veterans for Democracy (IVD) ( A Political Front of Retired Military Soldiers) Know Your Political Parties (Awareness Campaign Series -2) What are the commitments of major political parties for veterans in 2012 UP Assembly Elections? What shall be guiding rules for veterans to vote? Only relevant extracts from the manifestos along with guide lines to select a party and candidate to voteJoin the movement. Join the group at Facebook by clicking our linkhttp://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/324567280915715/ We have served democratic India with our blood, now we will live for democracy Veterans have a political stake in the democracy and will exert and exercise it
  • 2. Indian Veterans for Democracy (IVD) ( A Political Front of Retired Military Soldiers) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)1. Ruling party2. Ruling the state with majority for last 5 years3. No Election Manifesto Available with Commitments for Ex-servicemen.4. No clarifications given.5. In the Government Achievements announced no mention of veterans.6. Party symbol Samajwadi Party (SP)1. Second largest party in last UP assembly.2. No commitments to ex-servicemen mentioned in the election manifesto.3. Issues were raised with the party by submitting demands. No clarification given.4. Party president ex defence minister and his son from Military School Dholpur but yet no response.5. Party Symbol We have served democratic India with our blood, now we will live for democracy Veterans have a political stake in the democracy and will exert and exercise it
  • 3. Indian Veterans for Democracy (IVD) ( A Political Front of Retired Military Soldiers) Indian National Congress 1. National party ruling at state. 2. Making an attempt to come back in power in UP. 3. No commitments given for veterans in vision document 2020 though 20 lakhs Jobs have been offered ( none for ex-servicemen) 4. IVD interacted with congress leadership it made them give some commitments to veterans 5. Party SymbolExtracts from election manifesto - Commitments to Veterans  For Ex-Servicemen (a) Establish a Sainik Bhawan in each district as the meeting place for Ex-Servicemen (b) Create new opportunities for the meaningful employment of Ex-ServicemenComments  It is a first success of IVD to have issue of veterans included in action plan of congress.  IVD made interactions at various levels including Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi when IVD found that in their vision document nothing has been committed for veterans. We have served democratic India with our blood, now we will live for democracy Veterans have a political stake in the democracy and will exert and exercise it
  • 4. Indian Veterans for Democracy (IVD) ( A Political Front of Retired Military Soldiers) BJP 1. National party contesting lection to come back in power. 2. IVD interacted with leadership which made them give an additional commitments for creation of commission for ex-servicemen on lines of minority commission. 3. Party SymbolExtracts from election manifesto - Commitments to Veterans  Priority to the re-settlement of ex-servicemen.  Free education to the children of ex-servicemen  Ex-servicemen with less than 1 lakh income per year be given grants for marriage of children.  Families of soldiers killed in war or terrorism be given priority in re-settlement. Red tapism will be removed. Land for house on concession rates.  Free travel facilities to ex-servicemen and war widows in roadways buses within the district.  Concession in house and water tax.  War widows and ex-servicemen with more than 50% disabilities and their dependents be given free coaching and hostel facilities.Comments  More specific comments than Congress.  On interaction IVD, one more commitment of setting up of commission for Ex-servicemen in the state given. Rashtriya Lokdal 4. Allie of congress. 5. No commitments to ex-servicemen mentioned in the election manifesto. 6. Issues were raised with the party by submitting demands. No clarification given. 7. Party has a strong base in social communities traditionally sending soldiers to Indian Army. Even then no commitments given for veterans. 8. Party Symbol We have served democratic India with our blood, now we will live for democracy Veterans have a political stake in the democracy and will exert and exercise it
  • 5. Indian Veterans for Democracy (IVD) ( A Political Front of Retired Military Soldiers) Guidelines to the Veterans to Select the Party and Candidate to Vote in Assemebly Election 2012 in UP 1. Go through the above commitments and information carefully and see which party has given commitments for Resettlement of Ex-servicemen and war widows. 2. Consider the track record of the shortlisted parties in terms of these having fulfilled their past commitments at centre or state, if they are in power or were in power. 3. Check if their candidates have following qualifications and records a. Qualified above graduation. b. Do they have some additional professional qualification? c. Do they have required maturity and experience? d. What are their career achievements so far? e. Do they have any criminal records? f. Have they filed income tax? g. Are they ex-servicemen, or related to ex-servicemen in any form (part of family)? h. If possible ask their commitments to ex-servicemen? i. In case of ex-servicemen is contensting from any party or as indepent. Vote for him. 4. Haw many candidates the short listed party has fielded in the election? 5. Remember though our constitution maintains the supremacy of parliament or assemblies, but on ground it is the party high command which is more important. 6. See the combination of party and candidate and then vote. Please Vote. Be part of Democracy. Show your Presence. Show your vote Power. In Democracy it is vote power which matters and ex-servicemen have it.We together with our families, dependents, close relatives, friends and supporters are more than about 4 crores voters in the country.Join the movement. Join the group at Facebook by clicking our linkhttp://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/324567280915715/ We have served democratic India with our blood, now we will live for democracy Veterans have a political stake in the democracy and will exert and exercise it