Thursday, May 19, 2011

REPORT: BASTAR LOK SABHA BYE-ELECTION 2011

Note: It gives me some satisfaction to note that in the 25 booths we visited during our Bastar Satyagraha last June (2010), the Congress candidate led by a total of 1256 votes. For me, personally, the battle in Bastar is not so much political as it is moral and ideological. This Report, however, focuses primarily on electoral issues.


1. INTRODUCTION


For the Congress in Chhattisgarh, the Bastar LS bye-election, necessitated by the sudden demise of 4-term BJP MP Baliram Kashyap in April, presented its biggest problem as well as its greatest opportunity. We failed to form our government in the state primarily, if not solely, due to our near-total wipeout in the 12 seats of Bastar division both in 2003 (when we won 3 seats) and in 2008 (when we managed to win only 1 by a margin of about 100 votes). In fact, the last time Bastar voted for the Congress was 13 years ago, in 1998. Since then, the RSS-VHP-BJP troika, through its affiliate organizations vis-à-vis the (now) more than 500 Ekal Vidyalayas, 200 Saraswati Shishu Mandirs, 500 Vanvasi Kalyan Ashrams and 23 Salwa Judum camps, has, with the state administration’s active backing, penetrated the remotest parts of this predominantly tribal hinterland, and systematically succeeded in indoctrinating vast tracts of the population. The bye-election, therefore, gave us an opportunity to mobilize all our resources from across the state, and concentrate on salvaging as best as we could this most important constituency from the clutches of the state-sponsored saffron brigade.

2. CAUSE FOR HOPE

Despite our defeat, it is important to consider the following, which, I hope, might give us cause for hope:

2.1 Unity, finally: Thanks to the efforts of BK Hariprasad, the newly appointed AICC GS, and Nand Kumar Patel, the newly nominated PCC president, the Congress was able to put up, with one regrettable (but understandable) exception, a brave and united front during the campaign. After a long time, all the 3 Big Leaders vis-à-vis Vidyacharan Shukla, Motilal Vora and Ajit Jogi, addressed public meetings jointly. Despite their health, both Vidyacharan Shukla and Ajit Jogi campaigned extensively for the Congress candidate: while the former travelled to parts as remote as Bhairamgarh and Bijapur, the latter took more than 60 public meetings, travelling no less than 6000 kilometers by road and helicopter. For the first time in 8 years, everybody- including the BJP- felt that the Congress was not giving a walkover but actually fighting the election.

2.2 Reduced margin despite higher polling: In the last 2 bye-elections, our margin of loss had more than doubled from 17000 to 35000 in Bhatgaon (January 2011), and from 5000 to 10000 in Sanjari Balod (March 2011). This time, however, we were actually able to reduce the margin from 140000 in 2004 and 102000 in 2009 to 89000 even though there was a 7% increase in polling percentage (from about 44% to more than 51%).


2.3 Number of booths won have doubled: In terms of total number of booths won by the Congress, the figure has almost doubled: from 126 in 2004 and 346 in 2009 to 559 in 2011. All said and done, this bye-election is the best fight Congress has put up against the BJP in Bastar in the past 13 years.


2.4 CPI vote-bank reduced by half: Even though the BJP had heavily funded the CPI candidate with the design to split the non-communal votes- for the first time, they had managed to open campaign offices in all assembly segments, put up hoardings and even take out newspaper advertisements soliciting votes- the CPI vote share was reduced by almost 40%, from almost 80000 in 2009 to 49000. In the future, it should be our strategy to target the CPI vote-pockets.


2.5 Dummy Kawasi takes 35000 votes: The dummy candidate with the same name as our candidate, who was mischievously fielded by the BJP to divert our votes, took about 35000 votes. Our margin, therefore, effectively narrows down to 54000 votes. (Compared to this, the 3 candidates fielded by us with the same first name as the BJP candidate managed to take about 20000 votes.)


2.6 Morale-booster for workers: During the past 8 years, the number of grassroots Congress workers in Bastar has come down dramatically, with at least 60% of them shifting to the BJP. (This was evident from the ‘List of Booth Level Workers’ submitted by the District Congress Committees to the Congress candidate.) The few remaining grassroots party workers were left to face the full brunt of BJP’s terror tactics, especially in the 2 constituencies represented by state ministers Kedar Kashyap (Narayanpur) and Lata Usendi (Kondagaon). Unfortunately, no party office-bearer- at the block, district or state levels- had, partly due to fear but mostly because of the pervading feeling of ‘Salwa Judum’ (amity between the BJP and Congress leadership), offered them support of any kind, leaving them feeling totally helpless and demoralized. This bye-election has, if nothing else, reassured them that they are not alone in their fight against the BJP.

2.7 Decline in pre-poll (as opposed to post-poll) rigging: Due to the high alertness of Congress workers, the level of booth-level rigging has come down significantly: LWE-effected booths that previously used to poll more than 80% votes, polled not more than 0-5 votes each. (This did not, however, prevent tampering of machines after the polling ended, with active complicity of top election officials. A video CD documenting this, shot in the mining township of Kirandul, has also been released to the Press.)

3. REASONS FOR DEFEAT

3.1 Large-scale Shifting of Polling Booths: More than 200 booths were shifted by the district administration at the last moment: citing ‘security reasons’, it was decided that no polling booths would be set-up in certain villages, and the villagers, if they wanted to vote, had to traverse anywhere between 25-90 kilometers to vote at the shifted booth. In several other cases, villages with as many as 4 booths (i.e., about 3000-4000 voters) were deprived of polling booths, and directed to cast their votes at smaller, remoter places. The only visible criteria for this last minute, haphazard shifting of booths was to make it next to impossible for traditionally Congress-minded villages to cast their votes. This effectively meant the disenfranchisement of more than 65% of the electorate- most, if not all, Congress-minded voters- of South Bastar (Konta, Bijapur and Dantewada assemblies).

3.2 Polling by helicopters: Polling parties were sent by helicopters to about 70 booths. While previously, these parties comprised of a presiding officer and at least 3 other officials, this time only 1 officer, i.e., the presiding officer, was sent. This is contrary to all electoral practice, and when we objected, we were told that this was being done ostensibly due to ‘shortage of helicopters’. Needless to say, the polling parties never reached their destinations and returned with EVMs stuffed in BJP’s favor.

3.3 Role of Naxalites, SPOs, Koya Commandos and Salwa Judum: As is their custom, the Naxalites gave a call for total boycott of the election. They also distributed leaflets with “death to Chidambram, death to Karma” slogans, and physically prevented party workers from taking part in the campaign and voters from casting their votes. Consequently, in South Bastar, voting took place predominantly in Salwa Judum camps situated alongside the state highways, where the Special Police Officers (SPOs) and Koya Commandos- the unlawful and out-of-control armed militias raised under the banner of Salwa Judum- not only prevented Congress workers from entering the camps- in Jangla Camp, they actually threw a disemboweled body in front of the camp’s gates to discourage Congress workers from going in- but also compelled inmates to vote for the BJP. Also, due to the continuing escalation in violence, there has been an exodus, particularly among the able-bodied youth, from South Bastar to neighboring states of Maharashtra, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. All this has damaged us more than it has the BJP for the simple reason that people in the effected areas are/were traditionally Congress voters.

3.4 Money, Money, Money: Elsewhere, particularly in North Bastar, the BJP lured voters with what can only be described as ‘carpet bombardment of money’, offering as much as Rs. 1000 per vote. Not only this, truckloads of jewelry and saris were distributed among women voters; and liquor, as much as 200 gallon per booth, was offered to male voters by BJP workers. In the few instances where Congress workers opposed this, they were mercilessly beaten. (Such is their fear that they refuse even now to lodge police complaints against them.)

3.5 Misuse of administrative machinery: From the beginning, the BJP state government put everything it had into winning this election: at least 2 state ministers were personally stationed in each assembly segment, where they openly and brazenly directed officials, from the district to the panchayat levels, to work as agents of the BJP. Top-level district officials were personally present at ministers’ party meetings. Panchayat secretaries were instructed to take back ration cards from villagers with the threat that these would be returned only if the BJP won from their village. Mitanins (rural healthcare workers) were also roped in along with SHGs and Van Samitis (forest committees) to openly work for the BJP. The entire police machinery turned a blind-eye when BJP leaders, led by state ministers Kedar Kashyap and Lata Usendi, were physically terrorizing our workers. In Bacheli and Kirandul townships, the police physically removed all our polling agents from the booths, giving a free reign to the BJP. Excise officials actively distributed liquor for the BJP. Officials posted on election duty were personally handpicked by the BJP despite their dubious antecedents. They were asked to rig the elections by the Returning Officers themselves. We have submitted video footage of EVMs being tampered with openly in Kirandul, after polling had ended. The most obvious proof, however, in support of this contention is this: when polling ended on the eve of May 8, the administration announced a polling percentage of 40%; in the next 2 days, this increased to almost 55%.

3.6 Failure of ECI to Act: Despite our repeated complaints to ECI Observers, running into hundreds of pages supported with photographs and video footages, not one action was taken against the erring officials. This only seemed to embolden them in their blatant efforts to help the ruling party’s candidate. Copy of one such letter submitted to the ECI is reproduced below (see endnote).[1]

3.7 “Bhanpuri Syndrome”: Our maximum losses in this Lok Sabha were from the erstwhile assembly constituency of Bhanpuri: this is because ever since delimitation, the leaders of that erstwhile constituency are focusing only on Bastar assembly, leaving parts of it now in Narayanpur and Kondagaon assemblies totally neglected. Thus, even though we won from rest of Narayanpur and Kondagaon constituencies, our losses in the erstwhile regions of Bhanpuri assembly were so heavy as to cost us the entire assemblies by margins in excess of 14000.

3.8 Dummy Kawasi: The dummy candidate with the same name as our candidate fielded by the BJP to divert our votes took about 35000 votes. (Compared to this, the 3 candidates fielded by us with the same first name as the BJP candidate managed to take about 20000 votes.)

3.9 Failure to mobilize human resources statewide: While the BJP was able to mobilize all its resources- including manpower- from all across the state, this was not the case with the Congress. Despite the PCC chief’s clarion call to every Congress worker of the state to come to Bastar, very few actually showed up. With the exception of 16 MLAs (out of 39), none took up their allotted charges even though duties were assigned by the Election Committee to all of them. Likewise, the PCC chief issued a circular directing all BCC and DCC presidents to come, but less than 20% turned up. This may be partly due to fear of campaigning in a violence-prone region like Bastar, but it prevented us from realizing our fullest potential.

4. RECOMMENDATIONS

4.1 To begin, it is necessary to revamp the entire party organization in Bastar:
4.1.1 A separate Bastar Cell, with extraordinary powers, should be set up by the PCC with the explicit objective of preparing for the 2013 assembly elections.
4.1.2 Sector-wise meetings of workers should be organized within the next 30 days, preferably attended by the candidate or his duly authorized representative, to identify areas of weaknesses and strengths, and to discuss possible strategies for the future. Reports of these meetings should be duly filed with the Bastar Cell, along with updated Booth-wise list of party workers and supporters.
4.1.3 Disciplinary proceedings, beginning with serving of show-cause notices, should be initiated against all those against whom there are complaints of anti-party activities and sabotage.
4.1.4 “Indira Gandhi Shakti Kendras” comprising of no more than 15-20 polling booths should be set-up. Each IGSK shall be placed under the supervision of a Coordinator (sanyojak). He shall serve as a direct link between the Cell and the IGSK.
4.1.5 The IGSKs should be free to choose their own agenda, depending on local factors, and the Cell shall facilitate, fund and monitor their working.
4.1.6 All DCCs and BCCs in Bastar should be dissolved forthwith, and new committees appointed based solely on workers’ performance in the elections. This will send the message that those who work- and help the party win- get rewarded, while those who do not are punished. The new committees shall be placed under the Bastar Cell.

4.2 From a realistic viewpoint, it is preferable not to disperse our limited energy- and resources- on all the 12 assembly seats of Bastar, but instead to concentrate those energies and resources on a few chosen seats (5-6), based primarily on past election results. Thus the bulk of our focus should be on those seats where the margin of loss is manageable vis-à-vis Antagarh, Keshkal, Bhanupratappur, Bastar and Konta. Candidates for these seats should be decided and announced at least 18 months before the assembly election.

4.3 The party would have to clarify its stand on a number of issues affecting the people of Bastar, particularly Salwa Judum (SJ) and our policy towards LWE (Left Wing Extremism). The general feeling, both among the public as well as the Maoists, is that in simultaneously funding SJ and opposing it, we are indulging in double-speak.

4.4 Likewise, the role of the MHA, insofar as they seem to unconditionally back the policies of the state government, has to be more in tune with the line taken by the party at the state and local levels. For this, informal channels of communication need to be opened between them at the local level.

4.5 To check the rampant abuse of administrative machinery during elections in Bastar- more so, when the role of administration assumes a life-or-death significance for the voters- it is necessary to promulgate President’s Rule in the region, if not the state, at least 6 months before the assembly election. (God knows there are more than adequate grounds for doing so, given the total anarchy rampant in no less than 65% of Bastar's areas.)

4.6 The Union of India must, preferably through a senior level minister, announce a separate package for the development of Bastar. If not, then our ministers should at least be instructed to regularly visit the region, and take credit for the work already being done by the UPA for the people of Bastar- especially the food subsidy given by the Union as part of the Rs. 2 per kilo rice scheme (for which the state government has managed to take full credit)- while also not failing to criticize the rampant corruption prevalent in the state government.

4.7 To put an end to the mass-exodus of party workers to the BJP, it is necessary to strengthen grassroots workers by facilitating them to secure works from such PSUs as NMDC, Bhilai Steel Plant and NTPC, and Railways as well as in other projects implemented by the central government. Currently, all this work, under influence of the local and state administrations, is being awarded to BJP workers.

4.8 Likewise, it would be prudent for the central revenue authorities (income tax department etc.) to look into cases of disproportionate assets acquired by BJP ministers and their supporters, and take suitable steps against them. This will, at the very least, help reduce the rampant use of money-power by them during the election.

4.9 One of the lessons that we have learnt the hard way in Bastar is that the tribal votes are not with the tribals, but with the far more influential non-tribals. They are all with the BJP today. This will have to change: so instead of talking only about Adivasis, it would be more prudent to start speaking in terms of the more inclusive “Bastaria”. (In this election, we tried this strategy, and were able to substantially reduce our loss in Jagdalpur City Corporation from 27000 to about 1900 votes.)

4.10 Inclusion of forest-dwelling communities as STs: By an administrative oversight, a vast number of forest-dwelling communities of Bastar, such as Maharas and Halba-Telgas who number almost 300,000, have been excluded from the list of Scheduled Tribe. This has had the affect of depriving them from all schemes intended for the welfare of STs. This needs to be corrected, and due credit taken by the UPA for it.

5. CONCLUSION

After our debacle in the Bhatgaon, Balod and Bastar bye-elections, the general feeling among Congresspersons in Chhattisgarh is that the prospects of our returning to power, at least in 2013, are next to impossible. Urgent- and bold- steps are therefore called for. The bitter truth is that without Bastar, we are, quite simply, out of the game. As this Report has shown, all is not lost, and with a little foresight and a lot of political will, we can still win the Bastaria's trust.


ENDNOTES

[1]

LETTER TO ECI


URGENT


To,


The Chief Election Commissioner


Election Commission Of India


New Delhi


Dated: 23.04.2011






Sir,


This is to thank the Commission for the early and positive response sent to me by return no. 99/EPS/2011/475 dated 15.4.2011.


As you know Bastar Parliamentary Constituency has several special features and factors, which make the conduct of free & fair polls extremely difficult. I am describing them below:


1. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has come down very heavily upon the formation and activities of SPOs & ‘Koya Commandos’ in Bastar. The SPOs are armed with guns and have no police or military training whatsoever. They are being paid every month from the state exchequer. As a result they have been acting as armed agents of the state government and defying law with impunity. Allegations of murder, rape, loot and arson against them are very common. Obviously during the election if they are allowed to move and act as freely as they do, they will coerce innocent tribal voters either to vote for the ruling party in the state (BJP) or face severe punishment by them. Obviously the presence of the SPOs and the Koya Commandos has made free and fair polls an impossibility in this Lok Sabha Constituency. It is therefore requested that the State Government should be directed to physically keep the SPOs & Koya Commandos out of this constituency during the period of campaign. Those who are registered as voters of this constituency could be permitted to exercise their right to vote through postal ballot.


2. Almost the entire constituency is engulfed by the left wing extremism (LWE) and there are incidents of violence everyday. It therefore becomes impossible to travel by road in most part of the constituency. As a result, in large number of places, the polling parties are airlifted by helicopters to places near polling booths. Massive and one-sided rigging takes place at that place because the polling parties and the security personnel at that level are motivated by the senior state officials to do so. These parties do not bother to go to their polling booth and they obviously do not want to take the risk of travelling by road. It therefore suits them all to conduct false polling at the place where they land by the helicopter.
The commission may have to consider a way out to stop rigging of the votes at that level. My suggestion is that helicopters should also carry representatives of national parties with them so that they remain present all through out the day of the polling and the entire polling process gets completed in their presence. The other alternative would be to postpone the election of these booths by at least a week. In the mean time, the representatives of all the political parties can reach these places and the election process should take place in their presence in relation to these booths.


3. Though the state government had been claiming before the Supreme Court that the infamous Salwa Judum camps have almost been closed, the fact is that according to official figures (tabled before the state Assembly) about 27000 people are still residing in these camps. They are continuously under police protection and they depend on the state government for everything. In these conditions, it is impossible for them to vote for anybody except the ruling party in the state. It is reliably learnt that they are not even allowed to vote and all their votes are polled by the in-charge state officials themselves. There is absolutely no fair play and camp inmate-voters have no independence to exercise their votes. Thus, in this case, there is almost cent percent rigging of votes. These voters can exercise their votes freely only if they are taken back to their villages, if needed under police protection, at least about two days before the actual date of polling. In their village and at their home they can exercise their votes in the polling booth prepared for them. The other alternative is to postpone the poll for the Salwa Judum Camp voters at least by a week. In the meantime the representatives of the political parties could be permitted to interact with them and be present on the day of poll so that the possibility of rigging of votes is reduced.


4. A few officers at the senior level posted in the districts are openly and blatantly working for the ruling party in the state. They include the following:


Serial No.


Name


Designation


Code of Conduct violation


1.      


Mr  NLS Ken


Collector, Narayanpur


He sanctioned and
personally distributed funds from the ‘
Mantri Swechha Anudan’ (Minister
Voluntary Fund) and MLA Development Fund of state minister and local MLA,
Mr Kedar Kashyap
on
7.4.2011, well after mode code of conduct came
into effect on 31.3.2011.


2.      


Mr Prakash
Sarve


SDM, Narayanpur


He was present with the
minister,
Mr Kedar Kashyap, on 20.4.2011 at Narayanpur.


3.      


Mr Rajat
Kumar


Collector, Bijapur


He was personally
attending to state ministers,
Mr Brijmohan Agrawal and Mr Kedar Kashyap,
during their campaigning in
Bijapur on 19.4.2011.


4.      


Mr Komal
Netam


SI, Narayanpur


He was present with the
minister,
Mr Kedar Kashyap, on 20.4.2011 at Narayanpur.


5.      


Mr Rajendra
Jha


Dist. Project
Coordinator,
Jagdalpur


As head of Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, he is actively and openly directing shikshakarmis to work for the BJP.


6.      


Mr P Dayanand


CEO, Jila
Panchayat, Dantewada


A close relative of BJP
leader
Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, he is brazenly directing all shikshakarmis to work for the BJP.


7.      


Mr Lalit
Baghel


CO, Chhindgarh
Janpad


He is a close relative to Mr Dinesh Kashyap (BJP
candidate) and his brother
Mr Kedar
Kashyap (state minister).


8.      


Mr SL Dewangan


CO, Sukma
Janpad


He accompanied Mr Kedar Kashyap
(state minister and brother of BJP candidate) to the
Sukma
Mela on 20.4.2011.


9.      


Mr Santesh
Singh
Mandawi


CO, Konta


He personally instructed Mr Bhima, sarpanch
of
Chintalnar, to work for the BJP, failing which
he was threatened with dismissal.


10.    


Mr Ajay Pal


Tahsildar, Sukma


He accompanied Mr Kedar Kashyap
(state minister and brother of BJP candidate) to the
Sukma
Mela on 20.4.2011.


11.    


Mr L N Patel


Acting CO, Koakunda Janpad & Zonal Officer


He is a grade III
officer, but due to his service to the BJP, was made acting CO of
Janpad, and now has also been assigned duties as Zonal
Officer so that he can rig the election in its favor.


12.    


Mr SK Deep


BO, Konta


His wife is the Nagar Panchayat President of Konta,
elected from the BJP.


13.    


Mr R C Rana


Block Resource
Coordinator,
Kaokunda


He was present at the BJP
Workers’ Meeting presided by
Mr Ramesh Bais, MP, at Geedam on
20.4.2011.


14.    


Mr Barman


Head, Mitatnin, Bastar Div.


He is using his office to
organize meetings of
Mitanins for BJP state
ministers and leaders.


15.    


Mr Ajay Sahu


Project Officer ICDS, Kondagaon


He was present in the
local minister, Ms.
Lata Usendi’s
public meetings at
Baniyagaon and Dahikonga on 22.4.2011.


16.    


Mr RS Tandon


Tahsildar, Kondagaon


He was present in the
local minister, Ms.
Lata Usendi’s
public meetings at
Baniyagaon and Dahikonga on 22.4.2011.


17.    


Mr Neelkant
Sardul, Mr Nirmal Sardul, Mr Shiv Prakash Sharma, Mr UPT Peter, Mr Tahir Khan


Shikshak, Kondagaon


They were present in the
local minister, Ms.
Lata Usendi’s
public meetings at
Baniyagaon and Dahikonga on 22.4.2011.


18.    


Mr Ashwini
Rathore


TI, Madded


He has been transferred 6
months ago to
Korba but continues to stay here. He
openly told
Chandu Suddhu,
up-
sarpanch, Kamalapalli,
to work for the BJP, failing which he would be arrested ‘as a
Naxalite’.


19.    


Mr Satish
Singh


TI, Madded


He has been transferred 6
months ago to Raipur but continues to stay here. He is openly telling
influential persons to work for the BJP, failing which they would be arrested
‘as a
Naxalite’.


20.    


Mr Nilin
Shukla


Teacher, and acting i/c of SHGs, Nagar Nigam, Jagdalpur


He is directing all SHGs
to vote for the BJP, and be present at their rallies, failing which he is
threatening to withdraw funding.




The Commission should immediately verify their credentials and transfer them temporarily from this area so that they do not abuse their offices to campaign for the BJP. This list is not exhaustive and based only on preliminary reports. Our party would be updating this information and would be sending it to you from time to time.


5. The ruling party in the state depends heavily on the use of money. They take undue advantage of abject poverty in the Bastar region and virtually purchase votes of the poor and innocent people. Commission will have to take extra precaution to prevent distribution of money, distribution of jewelry and distribution of other articles of use among the tribals. Similarly very large quantities of Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) are distributed to the voters during the period of campaign. All liquor contractors/ vendors are under the state government. They provide free and abundant quantities of liquor to them, which is distributed by their party workers, and even government officials, in almost every town and village in the constituency. The Commission should keep special vigilance in this regard because state officials not only allow this but actively abet it.


6. Massive misuse of Government machinery by BJP party functionaries has already begun. The state ministers are openly taking meetings of grass root level government servants and instructing them to work for their party. For example, in Narayanpur district headquarter on 20.4.2011, two state ministers, Mr Rajesh Munat and Mr Kedar Kashyap (brother of BJP candidate) took a meeting of shikshakarmis and mitanins (village level women health workers) at the local rest house and instructed them to work for the party. Similarly, in Kondagaon assembly segment the local minister Ku Lata Usendi has been taking meetings if Anganbadi workers, Mitanins and Mahila Vikas departmental officials and instructing them to work for her party. Large-scale misuse of women self-help groups (SHGs) is also being engineered by ministers to ensure women voters are adversely influenced. It is suggested that during the campaign periods all such meetings and gatherings especially of SHGs must be stopped by the Commission.


My party has full faith in the Commission that it will take all possible necessary action to remedy the situation.

29 comments (टिप्पणी):

Santosh Yadav said...

Amit ji
Namaskar

I read your blog through facebook. I read your artical "1/2 freedom---Report: Bastar loksabha bye-election" twice and thrice. you are 100% abslutally right. I was not there but my intution says exectly what you are write.giving by you---reason and recommendation is abslutelly right.but how it will impliment in ground lable.
I am a non political person,do running a yoga and naturopathy hospital . but my famely background is strongly congress.always do prayer for uncle's health and political carrier and both u and aunty and always think well about congress.
I want to meet you personally after 10th of june when you want. this time I am preety busy. I have some suggestion to counter the BJP'S and RSS'S ngo.

MLA Jaising and MP Charandas mahant know me wel and personaly as a "guruji". my intution says that Chhattisgarh will be safe in the hand of your family's leadership.

yours
santosh yadav
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Abhishek Mor said...

भइया नेतागिरी आप भी करते है और भारतीय जनता पार्टी के लोग भी करते है भइया हम तो यही कहेंगे की कांग्रेस से आप बी.जे.पी. से रमन सिंह और कांग्रेस में आप के साथ हम! हम तो यही कहना चाहते है की भइया नेतागिरी अपन भी करते है और नेतागिरी वो भी करते है भइया दिमाक अपने पास भी है और दिमाक उन के पास भी है छग. की जनता का समर्थन उन के पास भी है और अपने पास भी! पर भइया जो अपने पास है अभी वो उन के पास नहीं है! भइया हम आप की इतना कहना चाहते है की अब आने वाले चुनाब में यदि हम ने आप के नाम का डंका नहीं बजाया तो फिर हम ने अपनी जिंदगी में कुछ नहीं किया भइया आने वाले चुनाब में आप एक नया इतिहास रच ने वाले है!

Kirti Singh said...

Great going wish you all the best

Parva Dubey said...

Congress in Chhattisgarh, if wishes to form a government in 2013, has to take help from different Bastar based welfare organizations and NGOs, alike BJP, which has several allied organizations who've actively worked at the grass root level throughout the period of 6 years! It was a mere tomfoolery to expect a win in this election, when even those 'voter parchis' couldn't reach to the major parts!!

IAC Chhattisgarh said...

i read your report and i guess one thing u will definately agree with me is that there are certain loopholes in the present system .. which is leading to such cases..for ex(dummy lakhma).. so i would suggest the real leader..of bastar should by filing rti's exposes all the wrong doings of various department out there..and within six months u can get thousand of results pertaining corupption,malpractices etc. because for any party bastar (11 seats in vidhansabha) is crucial..

Abhinandan Mishra said...

do you really think the ppl sitting at Akbar road will take cognizance of your advice? do they ever do?do they ever take note of of anyone who puts in hard efforts to find out what the problem is?

Nitin Bhansali said...

Bhaiya U r the Genius , lekin ab inko satta se bahar kaise karna hai is par aap apna dimag lagaiye , janta ko ye kab tak bevkufh bana kar apni sarkar banate rahenge, Aap sangharsh karo hum aapke sath hai.

Manish Kumar Tiwari said...

long live the congress specially in guidance of jogi ji.....and amit ji........

Abhishek Sahu said...

Aapne sahi kaha Tiwari ji...Ab Congress ki Baari hai...

Raja Vaishnav said...

amit bhaiya hum aapke saath hai

Suraj Dubey said...

Dnt panic amit bhaiya
Agli sarkar humari h.....
Amit bhaiya jindabad jindabad........
36grdh congress party jindabad jindabad.......
Jai ho......

Hritesh Kumar said...

Bhaiya Aap sangharsh karo hum aapke sath hai.

Vijas Dubey said...

Congratulation Amit Ji For Your "Satyagrah"

CoCo said...

bhaiya ye? loge jish din is report ko samajh jayenge.... to us din hum sarkar me honge....

theforceofchange said...

repot bastar loksabha by election 2011

these details nobody can collect and present like this , this is what the reality is , common people of chhattishgarh are so simple they are not able to understand these equation but they will understand soon then this so called mathemtician from rulling party would disapear and until you are active we people understand what you want to say ,we are with you ......................................and i hope for the best always.
best of luck

Rajiv Duggad said...

Yes u r right boss...bastar is big hole in chattisgarh for congress 1 out of 13 sites is a big disappointment for us..

Subodh Haritwal said...

We will fight again n again n again bhaiya...we all are with u nt only fr bastar bt fr chhattisgarh..

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay said...

Do't Mind recent result & Continue UR People Struggle. Just Concentrate on Gita Shutra " Karmanyawadikarastu Ma Fafeshu Kadachana"

Girish Kabir said...

good report.... unfortunetly Delhi is not taking serious action about Bastar agenda and not even they have any plan aur vision for so... anyways..its good....all the great works first breath as the mind of people like u...

Raghava Raja said...

You have done a thorough and detailed analysis of the recently-held Bye-election to Lok Sabha from Bastar costituency. The permanent and effective solution to this region is of course to declare it a centrally-administered area under the provisions of our Constitution till the naxalite problem is solved by a Lt.Governor posted for the purpose with sufficient administrative and financial powers.

Rajesh Tiwari said...

Amit, I think u r working hard in CG. Lets see what happens. Your party must change the policies of minority appeasement to get the vote of majority class otherwise u will never be able to win in MP & CG.

Pradeep Dadsena said...

Rajesh Ji, Mai Sahmat Karta Hon Apke Kathno Ka...

Ankit Kaushal said...

yes amit ji you have worked hard and are working hard in the cg for tribal and common people.

Vatan Chandrakar said...

we have not done to sucess in the bye election of baster lok sabha but i think for our hard working in baster for the dadi....we can get confirm sucess to the up coming vidhansabha election in 2013 nov....we can get sucsess....

Vibhuti Rajput said...

sir if congress really want to stablish in chattishgarh we have to change our some approach to the field and the result will be different as we think

Rupchand Soni said...

there is no clear face of congress in chhattisgarh and this should be admitted by everyone..majority of not only educated also un-educated people dont like congress...RCA should be done at first for this...

Sumeet Kulkarni said...

excellent job amithji voters are there for the congres party bjp is also doing same tricks in karnatka start preparing for the next assembly elections work like this only how the party worked for bastar lok sabha bye polls

Prakhar Yadav said...

dear jogi(||)jee
aapka chhattisgadhiyo ke prati prem mujhe bahut pasand aaya .kyonki ye raman govt.chhattisgadhiyo ko barbad kar rahi hai,abhi aaz maine newspaper me padha ki "city ke college professoro ka naxle area me transfer kiya gaya,usame 99%obc, st,sc aur sabhi chattisgathiya hai,mera que. hai jab college professoro me gen +non chattisgaghiyo 60% hai to naxle area me unhe kyo nahi bheja ja raha hai
aasha hai aap meri banto par gour karenge ,
aapka
prakhar

sadanand said...

Dear Amit
Even after losing the seat of Bastar loksabha, your analysis shows the patience that some day congress will be back in bastar and the days are not far.Only thing is that if every congressmen works by heart and if we can make a place in the hearts of Bastarias, definitely in the next Loksabha the seat will be in pocket of congress. It is the demand of the time to understand why the seats had been shifted to BJP? People those who were so close to Indiraji and Rajivji had forgotten the valuable symbol of congress, Why? Lets together find out the answer because this will make a path to be back in Chhattisgarh as well as increase the smile in Loksabha. Good wishes for next elections.
Er.Sadanand Pradhan
Bacheli/Bailadila

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