Lok Rajniti Manch support Mayawati’s demand to re-conduct polls using ballot papers

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Lok Rajniti Manch, a people’s politics forum have, in their press release, extended their support to Mayawati in her demand to re-conduct polls.
They say that the manner in which recently conducted Lok Sabha elections has given an unprecedented one-sided mandate favouring Bhartiya Janta Party, casts aspersions on electoral process. It appears as if BJP had managed a grip to control all institutions in democracy to get its desired results. We demand that to ensure citizens of India continue to believe in democracy, 100% VVPAT and EVMs data be tallied. If irregularity to large extent is found then as demanded by national leader of Bahujan Samaj Party behen Mayawati, entire election be conducted using ballot paper.

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Talking to TwoCircles.net, Dr. Lubna Sarwath, one of the members of the forum said, ” The entire electoral process itself has been subverted. In the entire campaign the model code of conduct was broken several times but no action was taken against the PM. Even the district official of Latur complained to Election commission against Modi but no notice was sent to him. Moreover the complaint was not even lodged on the Election site where there are nearly 500 complaints.”
“PM Modi also made such crude remarks but no notice was issued to him. The party even received such large amounts that everywhere their visibility was in-you-face.”

“Further, the law clearly states that a criminal cannot contest elections, but a terror accused has contested elections and even won. She should be disqualified. ” she added.

The press statement further says, even the counts of EVM VVPAT do not tally. To improve election process better, full transparency needs to be brought in electoral bond related process, by which political parties are receiving donations; receiving donations from foreign companies be stopped; and cap on maximum donation to a political party by a company at 7.5% of its last 3 years profit be restored. Just like maximum election spending is fixed for a candidate, likewise a maximum election spending limit be ascertained for political parties and expenses be accounted for entire five years, not just 15 days before polling. Maximum election spending limit be fixed keeping in mind an ordinary citizen and not big political parties.

The Lok Rajniti Manch comprising Sandeep Pandey, Lubna Sarwath, Rajeev Yadav , Gaurav Singh, Yugal Kishore Shastri, Faisal Khan, Gurumurti M, and Mahendra Yadav express solidarity with Mayawati and support her demand for re-poll.