Addressing an impressive Public meeting on October 11, CPI(M) General Secretary, Prakash Karat made a fervent plea for sending Left members to Assembly to raise issues of working masses, push forward the struggle for alternative policies and healthy politics in Haryana. He pointed out that fed up with anti-people, thoroughly corrupt and Ayaram-Gayaram politics of the Congress, BJP and other ruling class parties, the people of Haryana are looking for a New Politics.
Karat appealed to the largely worker-peasant assemblage to vote and canvass for all the four CPI(M) candidates contesting from this district and also expressed support for lone CPI candidate from this district, from Narwana seat. Beside Ramesh Chandra from Jind assembly seat CPI(M) has put up Prakash Chandra from Julana, Jodharam Sarpanch from Uchana and Sushil Kumar from Safidon. The CPI(M) General Secretary's campaigning here had an additional significance as CPI(M) and CPI together are contesting all the five assembly seats in this district. In Haryana CPI(M) is contesting on 17 seats and supporting CPI candidates on 12 seats. However out of the ninety seats in the assembly, both the parties are in the fray in two seats.
Later in evening Prakash Karat also addressed a fairly large gathering of party activists at party state committee office, Jasbir Smarak at Rohtak. The meeting enthused the cadre working in Kalanaur, the lone seat the party is contesting in this district. The Party has put up a young cadre, Sonu Kalanur on this reserved seat. Prakash also interacted with the media at Rohtak.
In both the meetings while underlining the inevitability of a verdict against the ten year long Congress misrule in Haryana, Karat also pointed out that BJP is no better. In fact analyzing in some detail almost five months of BJP rule at centre, he underlined the fact that for first time the RSS controlled BJP has secured an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha. This has marked a rightwards shift in National politics. Karat also underlined how interests of two main pillars of Modi rule--Corporates and Communalist--are being aggressively promoted. In this connection he talked of widening of the communal campaign with the BJP in power at the centre on one hand and the growing attacks on people's rights, especially in form of attempts at curtailing the MNREGA and amending Labour laws and the Land acquisition Act to the detriment of the workers and peasants, on the other.