Swaraj India launches campaign for electoral intervention
New Delhi : Launching a public campaign '#iCan19' here on Sunday, Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav appealed to the people of the country to join the platform to make intervention in the electoral politics.
In an open letter, he asked people for political intervention in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, so as to decide issues on which elections should be fought.
The initiative, also called Indian Citizens' Action for Nation, 2019, will select the country's main issues, find their solutions and form nation-wide public opinion, and in some selected seats campaign for candidates who will be the carriers of these issues, said a press release.
"If this election is fought on the issues of farmers and youth, then no matter who comes to power, the nation will move forward. But if the elections are fought by creating rift between Hindus and Muslims, then whoever wins, the nation will lose. And we will not let India lose," Yadav said in the release.
"Swaraj India neither intends to control the #iCan19 campaign nor plans to use it for its candidates," said Yadav, who was the main architect of bringing over 200 farm outfits under one banner that held a mega protest rally in Delhi last week.
He said his party was not formed just to contest elections and win seats.
"We are here to do a new form of politics. People generally do politics in the name of serving nation; we shall serve the nation in the name of politics," he said.