This LS 2014 Elections ... will you, the voter, make a promise ?

“The AAP will make no promises to you. Instead it will ask you to make a promise. This time you will not cast your vote on the basis of kinship. You will forget caste; you will drive away the distributors of alcohol and money. AAP has not come to ask you for your vote. If there is anything we ask of you, it is to have faith in yourselves; and to listen to the voice of your soul. This election is not about the victory or defeat of political parties; it is about victory or defeat within ourselves. In front of the voting machine, we must think of the future of our children, the future of our city and our dreams for the future of our country.” Short link

Friday, 28 February 2014

Meera's campaign trail ... 27.02

Thursday 27.02 - Meera was in Lal Baug (Sewri Constituency) to address the volunteers and office bearers of the party, who had participated in a training program. Close to a 100 people were in attendance.

Met with 30 residents off Cuff Parade in the flat of a AAP well wisher. Her plans for Mumbai - Promoting Enterprise, Affordable housing and Open Spaces was well received and several suggestions were also made by those attending.

A meeting was also held in the office with the AAP office bearers & volunteers  to streamline the communication systems and the use of social media.

Why did this banker join AAP?

Thursday, 27 February 2014

India's common man party campaign

A Canberra taxi driver's take on the India Elections.

Email from Canberra to Meera Sanyal

I travel a lot by taxi, nowadays. About 50% or more of the taxi drivers, who drive me, are from India. Generally, am becoming popular with them, because of my Indian relatives. A conversation with one of them today took the following form and it takes the cake : 
Friend : you are Indian ; from which part of India do you come ?
T. driver : from the Punjab.
Friend : I believe, that is the bread basket of India ?
T. Driver agrees.
Friend : which party will win the India elections ?
T. driver : it is hard to tell, because there is a new party running and it may upset the applecart ! It shows great promises.
Friend : what is the name of this party?
T. driver : AAP. It promises decency, honesty and is fighting for the elimination of corruption, among other good things.
Friend : I am delighted to hear that, because a close friend of mine has been elected to be candidate of AAP !

Entrepreneurship in Politics

Monday, 24 February 2014

49 Days of AAP - What AAP did!

Parties like BJP and Congress are trying hard to establish that AAP didn't do anything substantial in the 49 days in power. Arvind Kejriwal has more than once said that since Independence no state Government ever did as much as the AAP Government did in such a short span of time.

Watch this video and understand how AAP brought to real life incidents that till now were only seen in movies.

Watch this video to know what changes AAP brought about in the 49 days it was in power!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Meera Sanyal addresses and interacts with citizens at Priyadarshini Park

Meera Sanyal addresses and interacts with citizens at Priyadarshini Park(PDP) - Malabar Hill Constituency. Some of the issues raised included LBT, Judicial Reforms, Economic Policy and the resignation of the AK cabinet in Delhi

Jago Re Jago !

LS Year Election Held - 2009

Constituency Name - South Mumbai
Contestants - 20
Total Electors - 15,89,811
Voted 6,41,571 40.35%
Not Voted 9,48,240 59.64%
Party Candidate Votes % of Total
1 INC Milind Deora 2,72,411 17.13 %
2 MNS Bala Nandgaonkar 1,59,729 10.04 %
3 Shiv Sena Mohan Rawale 1,46,118 9.19 %
4 BSP Mohammad Ali Shaikh 33,799 2.12 %
5 Independent Meera Sanyal 10,157 0.6 %


Friday, 21 February 2014

Meera's Swaraj Baithak at Pydhonie / Byculla

Meera's Swaraj Baithak at Pydhonie / Byculla - Meera visited Pydhonie/ Byculla on 20.02 and met with the locals. A Swaraj Baithak was held and the needs, problems faced by and expectations of citizens were discussed.

Points which came up
1) Eve teasing.
2) No Taxis
3) Orphan Children IDs
4) Settlement of Mill Mazdoors.
5) Schools - Expensive/admission
6) Builders lobby.
7) Cleanliness
8) Election Cards.
9) Old Buildings
10) Bribery.
11) Dirt/Sewage.
12) Muslims don't get govt jobs.
13) High Electricity bills.
14) Prices of food/LPG.
15) Traffic Jams.
16) Water.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Meera Sanyal's Train Yatra From Churchgate To Andheri

We had a lot of fun, chatting with citizens at Churchgate, Marine Lines, Charni Road, Grant Road, Mumbai Central, Lower Parel, Dadar, Bandra and Andheri ! The cops and station authorities were delighted and supportive too. Citizens saw us and gladly approached and chatted with Meera. Questions ranged across subjects - jobs, corruption, 26/11 and India's reaction (or lack of it), functioning of Parliament, Electricity, Water, rising costs, domestic workers, slum related issues, health care, citizens safety, working of the Municipal Corporations (a Thane Municipal Corporation employee!). Meera responded in Hindi and English and others filled in with Marathi and Gujarati. Email addresses and contact numbers were exchanged. More volunteers joined the group as we moved towards Andheri to attend the Maharashtra Kick Off meeting of AAP.

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

AAP spokesperson Prithvi Reddy on why Arvind Kejriwal quit

Friday, 14 February 2014

AAP ticket for Meera Sanyal

Mumbai: Prominent Aam Aadmi Party members Meera Sanyal and Mayank Gandhi will contest the Lok Sabha election from Mumbai South and Mumbai Northwest respectively. 
Sanyal is a former banker and Gandhi is an activist. The Lok Sabha election is due in a couple of months.
Gandhi said he would contest against Congress MP Gurudas Kamath. 
In 2009, Sanyal unsuccessfully contested from the Mumbai South constituency. TNN

Monday, 3 February 2014

AAP - role of the Private Sector

Do you think the private sector has an important role to play in the Indian economy?
I think at a very broad level the government has no business to be in business. The government should leave business to the private sector. We have to encourage private enterprise and I think India is a country of entrepreneurs. In India, almost every person is a born entrepreneur — a rickshaw-wallah is an entrepreneur, a farmer is an entrepreneur. A farmer has such high risk-taking capability. A farmer is an entrepreneur, a rickshaw-wallah is an entrepreneur, a big trader is an entrepreneur. A big showroom person is an entrepreneur, an industrialist is an entrepreneur. This entire business and industry is shackled in the rules and regulations — we need to free them from all these rules and regulations. We need to provide them a free environment, honest environment, to do business. If we provide them a good environment, I think India will go ahead leaps and bounds. We have somehow put shackles on the private enterprise. These need to be removed. And people need to be allowed to do business, honest business and whatever impediments are there, obstacles are there in doing business, they ought to be removed.

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