Com. Vijoo Krishnan, CC member, addressed a meeting at Gorkha Karbari, Dehradun seeking support for CPI(M) leader Comrade Rajendra Purohit, who is contesting from Tehri Lok Sabha Constituency. He is the Joint Left candidate. A good number of people in the area are retired soldiers and almost all families have someone serving in the armed forces. Numerous meetings throughout the day across the constituency raising burning issues of the people are evoking very encouraging response.

In a constituency that has the legacy of Martyrdom of Com. Nagendra Saklani and Com.Molu Bhardi fighting against monarchy, the BJP and Congress have been fielding candidates from the erstwhile royal families. Issues are not spoken about and money power is in full display. Members of Parliament neither visit the constituency nor raise issues in the Parliament. Use of MPLADS for development works in the constituency are also dismal.

People are raising questions and saying aloud “Vote Hamaara, Mudda Hamaara” (It’s our vote; issues should be ours too). Clearly anger against the 5 years of misrule of the Narendra Modi led BJP Government as well as Congress and BJP State Governments is palpable.