SDPI to contest MP Vidhan Sabha 2013 polls

By TCN News,

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Unit of Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), will contest state Vidhan Sabha 2013 elections tentatively on 50 seats.

Addressing a Press conference here on Wednesday SDPI Madhya Pradesh president Adv. Sajid Siddiqui, who is also party’s national vice president, said that the decision to contest the state Assembly elections was taken at the state’s working committee meeting. The meeting was chaired by Hafiz Manzoor Khan, the party’s national secretary, who is in-charge of the party’s state unit.

Adv. Sajid Siddiqui said a state election committee to chalk out the strategy of Vidhan Sabha elections has been constituted of which he has been nominated as chairman. The other members of the committee are: Mohammad Salim Ansari, Abdul Rauf (both Indore), Abdul Ghani (Gwalior), Irfan-ul-Huq (Jabalpur) and Hafiz Shabbir (Dewas).

He informed that SDPI will launch a month-long membership campaign starting from October 20. The drive will conclude on November 20. The SDPI will also launch a public awareness campaign at the national level in the beginning of the new year, he added.

Replying to a question Adv. Siddiqui said that SDPI, which is the party of marginalised sections of India which include minorities, Dalits and other Backwards, is setting its foot out for a struggle to recapture the country’s stolen fruits of freedom, sovereignty and development. The party has put forth the slogan of “Freedom from Hunger, Freedom from Fear”, he added.

He revealed that in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh SDPI activities are in progress. He said that SDPI has been established in 11 states of the country while it is active in 16 states.

He said that Pushpendra Singh has been appointed new state secretary of SDPI in the state.