Environmental activists as politicians

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

dayamaniArguably, this election has the maximum number of environmental activists as candidates. Courtesy, the Aam Admi Party that has fielded more than 400 candidates. Out of this close to 110 are activists working on environmental issues. Are they going to win? Track the counting but these candidates mostly talked about local environmental issues, thus, deflecting the focus from a near presidential-type of elections.

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  • Unfortunately, most of the

    Unfortunately, most of the so-called environmental activists are World Bank, MNCs and other Western interest groups. Through power they can help their friends. Even Lok Satta -- an social activist group turned in to political party -- in its manifesto included support MNC's GM. This is a dangerous tendency that destroy the very fabrics of nationalism. We must careful with such people or group of people irrespective of their party alignments.

    Billionier industrialists are purchaging villages and villages to get support to their well wisher political groups and parties. This is clearly evident in Andhra Pradesh. Even CBI officials did PR to a political party and made a film and telecasted in a TV channel of that political party. In this film the theme runs against the policies implemented by former CM. I brought to the notice of Election Commission but they least bothered on such letters as they themselves along with employees unions are in support of that party.

    Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

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