(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 11, 2009
RLDF MEETINGS IN THANE DISTRICT
Pouring Rains Do Not Prevent Thousands
From Hearing Their Leaders
has been raining
incessantly in this part of
Deve Gowda in his speech said it was remarkable that in such rains also there was such a big turnout and more remarkable was the fact that the people stayed put despite the delay in the start of the meeting. He expressed confidence that the CPI(M) candidate would get re-elected from here. Yehcury too praised the people of Dahanu for proving right the confidence of the Party in going ahead with the meeting in this inclement weather.
CALL TO ELECT
D Deve Gowda and
Sitaram Yechury both appealed to the people of
They were addressing a huge election rally in Dahanu on the day in favour of the CPI(M) candidate Rajaram Nathu Ojare, who is seeking re-election from Dahanu (ST) consituency. Thousands of people, predominantly tribals, attended this meeting braving incessant rains.
Deve Gowda in his speech asserted that both Congress and BJP pursue similar economic policies which have resulted in wealth getting concentrated in the hands of a few, leaving out vast sections of rural population from the growth process. �They are two sides of the same coin. Reject both and elect the secular alternative of RLDF in the coming polls�, he appealed. He attacked the BJP as �a menace to the nation� with its communal politics. He also termed the Congress as a party which opts for soft Hindutva. Gowda recalled how, during his brief tenure as prime minister, he initiated many measures for the welfare of farmers and the poor under the guidance of the late CPI(M) leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet.
in his speech
said there are two
Later, Yechury also addressed a rally in Vikramgarh in Thane district from where CPI(M) candidate Ratanraoji Budhar is contesting. Here also, people turned out in good numbers despite rain. Deve Gowda also addressed another meeting in Boisar constituency where the JD(S) is fighting.
CPI(M) state secretary Ashok Dhawle, CPI(M) former MP and state secretariat member
Lahanu Sirvah Kom, and leaders of RPI, JD(S) and Samajwadi Party were among those who addressed the meetings.