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Games political parties play

Lok Sabha election is just round the corner hence every political is busy to gain political mileage to garner more votes. Every politician from various political parties is adopting various methods to lure voters. But in the race of gathering more votes politician are not following ethics. Recently, I had reported about a story where Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Ram Kadam used a strategy to fool voters.

Kadam offered a free helicopter ride to sixty students from his Ghatkopar Constituency. When I spoke to Ram Kadam then he explained me about the importance of welfare activities. According to him the intention behind offering helicopter ride to students was that they too take care of their parents like Shravan Kumar. So it was a minor attempt made by him to make them happy and enjoy life. He also said that they are talented and the future of our country. Kadam wants good education to be provided to them so that they can become responsible citizens of tomorrow and lead the country.

Let me remind you, that it’s a ploy adopted by Ram Kadam to attract voters before the upcoming Lok Sabha election. He is the same person who had been stuck in many cheap controversy. This is not the first instance when Ram Kadam had adopted such gimmicks to remain in limelight. Earlier too he was involved in various kinds of controversies which enabled him to garner cheap publicity. Kadam along with Bhagujan Vikas Aghadi MLA Kshitij Thakur slapped on duty Sub- Inspector Sachin Suryavanshi for stopping his car on the Bandra Worli sea link. Few years back, he had slapped and hit Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on chest and shoulders for taking oath in Hindi instead of Marathi. A question arises here if he is so possessive about welfare than why in past he indulged in the activity which was against the law.

Kadam is not the only person who is doing such stunt and wooing the citizen to garner more votes. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan too is indulging in cheap political stunt before the general election. With an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha election the state government has announced that mill workers will be entitled to receive 50 per cent reservation in the MMMRA housing projects. Chavan had signed a General Resolution (GR) in this regard. For many years, Girni Kamgar Sangharsh Samiti has been demanding houses for mill workers. They have also held various protests and organised press conference in support of their demands. The government has promised to provide houses to the mill workers earlier but it failed to fulfil it citing the excuse of non availability of land for building houses. This only goes to show that the CM has announced this scheme only to please mill workers. Finally, instead of indulging in such cheap political gimmicks to gain more votes politician needs to work for the welfare of citizens because they are bringing them to power.

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