With less than two months left for the Rajasthan elections, representatives of various political parties of the state were on Tuesday presented the ‘People’s Charter of Demands’ by the Soochna and Rozgaar Adhikar Abhiyan, Rajasthan, and other outfits.
The charter was presented at a public forum titled the ‘Jan Manch’, which also marked the start of the second phase of the Jan Nigrani Abhiyaan. In the first phase, people across the state sat on protest at Shaheed Smarak, Jaipur, from October 15 to 25 over various issues of public interest.
Nikhil Dey of the Abhiyaan and Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan started the event by recounting the last few days of Jan Nigrani Abhiyan and its protest.
Before the charter was presented, social activists from across Rajasthan spoke on the various issues influencing the people on which they have been working, and urged representatives of the political parties to include them in their agenda.
Representatives of Congress, AAP, CPM, Janwadi Mahila Samiti, CPI, and BSP participated in the event. The organisers said that despite several invitations being sent to the BJP, there was no representation from them.
“We shall make the passing of the Accountability Law our priority after we come to power… We will also ensure the safety and well-being of women, socially as well as constitutionally, and will not throttle freedom of expression,” said Harish Chaudhary, president, Election Manifesto Committee of state Congress.