Medha Patkar to actively support AAP
Voicing her stand over supporting Aam Adami Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Social activist Medha Patkar in a press conference told that she would actively support the new born party and work as a coordinator in between the people’s movements and the party
Mumbai: Voicing her stand over supporting Aam Adami Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Social activist Medha Patkar in a press conference told that she would actively support the new born party and work as a coordinator in between the people’s movements and the party.
In a media conference at Azad Maidan here, Patkar said that AAP was still a “party in the making” and said that “politics was not untouchable to the people’s movement.”
Senior social activists from the parts of South India had come to register their support to AAP. It was declared that National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) would support AAP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Pointing out at AAP’s activism, she said that the party had brought the activism into politics. She said, “They are in Delhi government, they are also on the road for agitations,” she said.
Patkar said, “Reservation for lower castes and other micro and macro level issues need to be resolved. We need to fight for farmers’ rights.”
Mentioning the present political scene in the country, Patkar said that political parties had turned potentially corrupt and people’s movements had been fighting a political war for a long time. “In the name of politics, there is loot of water, electricity and of government coffers. We will fight for our people,” she said.
She said that AAP had given a new force to people’s movement and they (AAP) had the strength, vision and passion. Patkar also said that there was a people’s strength in AAP’s victory in Delhi Assembly elections.
Patkar has not joined the party yet but it is expected that the decision over joining would be taken in the meetings of January 15 and 16.