Missing Voters in Karnataka: A nefarious set up by the state BJP rule
The missing of names of around 6 lakh voters in Bangaluru city alone shows the manner with which democracy is being throttled through a systematic conspiracy. This practically devalues the voters as citizens to exercise their democratic right by participating in the country’s electoral politics.
Not only in the Karnataka state capital, a 27 lakhs of voters names are suspected to be missing from the electoral rolls in the state in which the complicity of agents in the guise of conducting surveys have been reported by the media. We are afraid that similar could be the fate in other states too. The NGO ‘ Chilume’ did this scandal has direct connection with the BJP Government in Karnataka. A cheque issued by the Karnataka minister was found in the office of the NGO which proves the involvement of BJP Govt of Karnataka in the scandal. Surprisingly, the names of the voters have illegally removed without the application of Form 7.
This is a clear manipulation of public votes and trust by the ruling parties to win the election. This vicious agenda is nothing but effort of uprooting the electoral and democratic system of the country and to implement their chauvinist and disparaging agenda.
The National Working Committee of SDPI condemns this illegal act in strongest terms and urge the Election Commission to take stringent actions against such a heinous crime.
Perversion of agencies by scrupulous use of draconian laws by the union and state BJP regimes
Different agencies have different roles as the Government agencies helps to provide intelligence inputs and better governance. Agencies are created as watchdogs of the government and society so that corrupt and wrong practices do not flourish and citizens may live with peace and help in their individual progress as well as in the progress of the country. However, it has been long observed that agencies are increasingly being used as tools to right the wrongs and harass innocent citizens and muzzle other opinions. Not only this, hundreds of people has been falsely implicated with sedition charges and draconian laws like UAPA, NSA, PMLA, etc.
After languishing in jails for several years, many such people have been found innocent, while their precious lives have been lost under tortuous police and judicial custody. Many people are arrested either on the basis of suspicion or on flimsy grounds without their crimes being legally established. This has created a sense of hopelessness especially in the minds of minorities and deprived sections about the exact nature of judicial functioning in the country.
The National Working Committee of SDPI views this as a steady erosion of people’s confidence in law and the model of governance which is an ominous sign for our democracy. The National Working Committee therefore passes this resolution demanding to put an end to this misuse of agencies and laws and it urges to restore the citizens’ hope and trust in the supremacy of law.
Horse trading of MLAs in Telangana by the BJP
A case of money laundering and anti-Constitutional crime
One of the biggest shocking defaults of the BJP regime has been the horse trading of elected representatives of different State Assemblies. The recent incident of luring 3 MLAs of Telangana by the BJP men by offering about 100 crores of rupees is the example that how such anti-constitutional crimes are taking place with absolute impunity. The Indian democracy and its federal structure has never so blatantly involved in such a vulgar purchase of elected legislatures, a practice that has shamed us all Indians. If not by means of fair electoral victory, then by horse trading, the BJP has toppled a number of state governments, which is a complete humiliation of voters and disregard for political ethics, social morality and democracy as well. This anti-Constitutional crime involves huge exchange of money. Surprisingly, neither ED or NIA has taken initiative against these
The National Working Committee of SDPI unequivocally condemns this undemocratic, immoral and anti-Constitutional practice of the BJP, and demands the Election Commissioner of India, ED and NIA to take a serious action against such practices and expel the persons involved in such heinous acts from active politics.
‘Bail Crisis’ affecting entire judiciary
The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India recently remarked that bail is the norm and jail the exception. As against this, the increasing trend in our country has been one like, ‘jail is the norm and bail the exception.’ The ‘bail crisis’ is affecting the entire judiciary and many citizens arrested on the basis of doubts are languishing in jails and their bail pleas are being repeatedly rejected. This is leading to unnecessary harassment of their family members besides involving huge monetary cost. Those arrested and their family members, undergo huge mental, psychological and emotional traumas; something which several newspaper editorials have rightly described as “process has become the punishment.” Lakhs of cases are pending hearing in which justice is being unduly delayed without even offences being proved.
The National working Committee of Social Democratic Party of India appeals the Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Courts of India to expedite the judicial process and also order all courts and judges to make getting bail easy and ensure that innocent people are not kept in prisons and other forms of custodies for long, without their crimes being proven by evidence.
EWS Reservation robs the opportunities of oppressed communities
The recent split verdict by a five-judges-bench of the Supreme Court allowing 10 percent reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) is being widely debated. Most experts and analysts have questioned the validity of the verdict as being against the country’s reservation policy, because it excludes SCs, STs, SEBCs and OBCs. It summarily excludes the socially deprived sections and allows the Upper Caste people to further avail by pushing the marginalized sections away from the list of beneficiaries. Indeed, the idea of reservation system enshrined in the constitution is to ensuring participation of downtrodden and oppressed communities in nation building and to emancipate them from the oppression. The reservation as emphasized in the constitution is only on social deprivation and not on economically backwardness. Indeen, EWS reservation allowed by the present dispensation is against the tenets of Indian constitution and against to social justice.
The National Working Committee of Social Democratic Party of India fervently appeals to the Supreme Court to review the decision.
Uniform Civil Code will be disastrous to every divergent culture and traditions in the country
With elections approaching in a number of States, many BJP leaders have started speaking about Uniform Civil Code, a move which smacks of its ulterior motive. With the political mood of the country getting averse to the hate, divide and rule policy of the saffronised right wing BJP, its leaders are now pursues new divisive design in the name of Uniform Civil Code. As India is diverse country wherein various religion, culture, and casts which are their own culture, code and traditions. UCC is such a conspiracy that it will destroy the diversity of Indian culture, tradition and honor. This will hinder the progress of our country and also denies religious and cultural freedom of the people.
A former prime minister of India recently clearly stated that there is no provision in the Constitution to impose a Common Civil Code. In a democracy, citizens have the right to profess and practice their faith and traditions as guaranteed by the Constitution. The UCC cannot be implemented without the consensus of the people of all faiths and traditions.
Social Democratic Party of India therefore condemns any such statement by the fascist forces. It appeals the Election Commissioner of India to order all political parties to stop using such highly politicized programmes to influence voters during election times. The National Working Committee of SDPI opposes such decision and political manoeuvring terming them as a cheap and lowly means to divide and influence public opinion by playing religious card and majority appeasement politics as unethical and undemocratic.
The meeting was presided by the National President M.K. Faizy. National Working Committee members and the State Presidents and General Secretaries from various states were participated in the meeting.