Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Youth for Equality launches its Political Movement


In the year 2006, India saw the birth of its biggest youth movement ever in the form of Youth For Equality to oppose the 27% caste based reservation in higher education. Mass Rallies, protest marches, hunger strikes and unrest in the streets were the common scene for long. Then scores of PIL’s were filed by Youth For Equality in Supreme court to correct the malice and to oppose Caste Based Reservations.

In the Last three years, it is the understanding of Youth For Equality that most of the politicians sitting in the parliament are Criminals, insensitive to the aspirations of the nation and they can do anything for vote bank politics. It is their handiwork to orchestrate conspiracies like dividing society on caste based reservations and creates vote banks on the caste and religion’s line.

Today when 14 crore voters stand to vote for the first time in the country we must decide whom to vote and why. Youth For Equality realizes the importance of politics. Without being part of the system we can not amend the system. Considering the responsibility reposed on Youth For Equality by the common citizen of India, we have started many campaigns. Youth for equality is the first organization to start No criminal’s campaign by putting up hoardings with the message “welcome to state of criminals. 40% MLA’s in Delhi are criminals”. What began then a Lone voice against criminals in politics then has today turned into a movement.

Youth for Equality has decided to make direct political intervention in the coming Loksabha polls to continue fight against reservations, against outdated and dysfunctional system and against criminals in parliament.

Youth For Equality is launching a political wing, which initially has 20,000 students, doctors, engineers, lawyers and common people from civil society. Huge numbers of faculties from various institutions have also joined this movement and today this movement goes public.

This political movement by non-political people is historic as for the first time more than 20,000 students, doctors, engineers, lawyers and faculty-members of various educational institutions across India have come together to launch this movement.

Youth for Equality will not follow the usual route of other political parties in selecting candidates but will support a person who will support our ideology, who will be selected as a People’ Candidate through an open selection process by various organizations, NGO’s, Resident welfare associations and civil society.

Unique features of Our political movement

1) First time in the history of India a students organization is launching its political wing. Till day Political parties have been launching their student wings.

2) Membership of Youth for Equality is not open for all but only on reference of an existing member

3) Person has to work for social cause and give a time commitment of at least one hour every week.

4) Policies and our directions will be decided by non political people who will never come into executive working of the organization. Office bearers will only be powerless executives discharging their responsibilities.

5) We are first in India to make our accounts completely transparent and will be disclosed to all every month. How ever small or big transactions may be.

6) There will be a panel of 3 independent people’s commissioners who will be eminent public personalities to supervise all affairs in the organization. They will not be members of youth for equality.

7) Will not field our own candidate but will give our platform to People’s Candidate. (Selection of LOK Umeedwar defined in annexure.)

8) We are also launching a nationwide Election Helpline for using 49’0 (None of the above) option. This helpline will also give details of candidate’s background in Delhi.
Numbers are 9968880956 and 9968880958

1) Anti reservation Ideology
2) First political organization to favor 49’0
3) No criminals in politics campaign
4) Swiss Bank 3 Trillion black money belonging to Indians be bought back.
5) Change -
a) Outdated Constitution,
b) Various criminal laws and peoples’ representation act,
c) Age limit, qualification, right to recall,
d) Punishment system for criminal, law breakers
6) Stricter judiciary, stringent laws and no escape route for corruption and other crime including terrorism.
7) Fixing target and fixing accountability for each small or big government sponsored scheme.

Lok Umeedwar

Qualifications of a People’s Candidate

1) Educational qualification : Minimum Graduate
2) Age: 25-40
3) Very clean image and a respectable figure
4) Commitment to our ideology
5) Resignation before nomination

Selection procedure:
1) Resumes are being invited from residents across Delhi
2) All of them will be screened by an expert Panel of eminent people.
3) Top 10 will be sent to RWA’s, Trader associations, NGO’s and other organizations in that area to give grades to all the 10.
4) The person with with the best rating will be elected as people’s candidate
5) And will be fielded from New Delhi constituency and our volunteers will campaign for him.

1 comment:

  1. While I am heartened by the participation of the students and youths in politics, I am not persuaded that by starting a new movement they can change things. At any rate they needed to engage and seize positions of leadership in some political parties, most notably the BJP. They at least have a vision of a progressive India. But the fact remains that even the BJP cannot within the limits of own powers not fulfill the greater vision of the Youth for Equality movement. I think it has also got carried away by insisting on graduation being a requirement for an MP. That path is not always chosen by all, and no constitution in the world has laid down that as a qualification for office. For the former PM of the UK, John Major was not a graduate but obtained professional qualifications as a banker. Lalu Yadav is a graduate, but the damage he has done to Bihar has been assisted by his educational achievement. President Mugabee of Zimbabwee is the holder of several degress but there is no worse leader of any country in the world.