Politics

Swaraj India Says 'Blow the Whistle' for Delhi Civic Polls

A day after the Election Commission allotted its 200 candidates a common symbol 'Whistle', the fledgling Swaraj India party on Sunday launched a unique campaign asking the people to blow a whistle whenever they see anything wrong happening around them.

The party kick-started the "Blow the Whistle" campaign with a roadshow from Nangloi to Rithala in west Delhi ahead of the April 23 local civic body polls.

Swaraj India's National President Yogendra Yadav said: "Swaraj India's 'Whistle' symbol is that of a watchdog, a whistle of a watchman. This is the whistle that is blown to prevent theft and corruption... The whistle of Swaraj India will wake up the public and remove the corrupt and dishonest people from public offices."

During the road show, Yadav appealed to the people of Delhi to blow the whistle whenever they see a politician making false promises, committing injustice, promoting corruption, lying or cheating people.

"With the 'Blow The Whistle' campaign of Swaraj India, the people of Delhi would express their intention to not tolerate drama, jumla or ghotala anymore," Yadav said.

Yadav said that when Delhi continued to languish in dirt, the political parties were busy playing the blame game. While the people of Delhi were dying due to diseases such as dengue and chikangunya, politicians were busy indulging in extravagance and corrupt politics.

"Through the 'Blow The Whistle' campaign, the people of Delhi will take up the responsibility of being Delhi's referee and watchdog. This city has unfortunately witnessed heights of corruption and limits of immorality in political parties," Yadav added.

The party's Chief National Spokesperson Anupam told: "The Delhi government conspired to deny Swaraj India a common election symbol, the party found a new and unique way to ensure uniformity in its campaign. Now the people of Delhi will expose and dismiss the BJP, Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party."

Swaraj India has full faith that the country's capital, where the anti-corruption movement received unprecedented support, the city that revolted against the unfortunate Nirbhaya case, will now once again lead the country towards a new-age politics, Anupam said.

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