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

Saturday, 26 April 2014

AAP sets up helpline for disenfranchised voters

Press Note : 26th April 2014.

AAP sets up helpline for disenfranchised voters and demands supplementary elections

Aam Aadmi Party has complained to the Chief Election Commissioner about the glaring deletions from the Maharashtra State electoral rolls. Lakhs of citizens were shocked to find that despite having what they thought was a valid voter id card their names did not figure in the electoral rolls. Many new voters were deprived of their right to vote because despite making an application in due time, their names were not included in the final rolls.

We say the Election Commission cannot get away by saying that onus is on the citizen to verify his/her name on the electoral rolls. It is natural for a citizen to assume that once enrolled they will not be deleted unless they have requested a change of address, change of citizenry or if they are deceased. The names were deleted either because the election commission failed to verify their existence or due to malicious intent – in either case it takes away the citizens fundamental right to vote and makes a farce of democracy.

We demand that the Election Commission should forthwith verify all the deleted names and allow all valid voters to exercise their votes in a supplementary poll. We will await the Election Commission’s response, failing which we will move to the courts for justice.

We request all citizens who had to face the outrage of being unable to vote to please send your details and we will pursue each case for inclusion.

To register on AAP Right to Vote List
SMS: SMS your <Assembly Constituency No. of Maharashtra> <space> <Voter ID No.> <space> <Name & Surname> at07666496953
Eg: 185 ISD15018161 Meera Sanyal
EMAIL: Email your below details at
a. Assembly Constituency Number:
b. Voter ID No.:
c. Name:
d. Mobile No.
MISS CALL: Give Miss Call at 07666496953

Aam Aadmi Party has strong views on electoral reforms as the only way to safeguard our fundamental rights is to have an honest representative through inclusive, free and fair elections.

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