CPIM) candidate from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, Hiralal Yadav, filed his nomination papers on April 21. Prior to filing of his nomination, a huge procession was taken out from Sanskrit University to Kachri Complex in which thousands of peasants, workers, students, youth and women participated. Red flags adorned the procession and people could be heard shouting slogans such as ‘na Modi na Kejriwal, abki baar Hiralal’ (no Modi or Kejriwal, this time only Hiralal)
Before joining the main procession, people took out smaller processions form their respective wards and villages, finally collecting in front of Sanskrit University, splashing the colour red all over Varanasi. Hiralal travelled in a beautifully decorated vehicle, meeting and greeting people all along the way. As the procession passed through various areas of the city, people greeted Hiralal with garlands in every colony, street and corner. Besides Hiralal, other leaders who were part of the convoy were CPI(M) State Secretariat member, Dinanath Singh, Sanjay Bhattacharya from All India Forward Bloc, Vivek Kumar from IPF and CITU State Secretary, Premnath Rai etc.
April 22, 2014