New York. With the current Lok Sabha elections already in progress, the Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA met on April 11, 2019 to review its performance to get out the votes of all their respective family members and friends back home.
Ms. Malini Shah, Chairperson of the Maharashtra Chapter and national Vice President traced back the criteria the Chapter had established earlier to register and measure its targeted goals of making phone calls and the use of other media means to coax their respective relatives, families and friends to make a critical analysis of the work of the Modi government to assist families make their choice of government. Mr. Devendra Vora, President of the Chapter opined that the families have only to look around their own cases to see how badly the downturn in the economy had affected them during the last four years.
Ms. Shalu Chopra made a passionate speech on how women were increasingly playing an active role in politics and drew attention to the increase in their numbers of participation.
Mohinder Singh Gilzian pointed out that the market conditions were deplorable, unemployment remained high, farmers complaints were very serious, the sick and the students in schools was beginning to take a heavy toll. Furthermore, many promises made by the Modi government during their election campaigns turned out to be bogus. Consequently, many voters were now seeking to replace the Modi government with one that not only has a good manifesto but also that the promises don’t seem outlandish and incredible. Where is the black-money and where are the lakh rupees that were promised to be deposited into every person’s account. A list of failures were mention by each speaker one by one and they were upset on the gruesome future that now threatened the people.
Among the leaders who spoke were Pradeep Samala, national Vice Chairman, Charan Singh Prempura, President of Harayana Chapter, Zinda Singh, President Delhi Chapter, Amir Rasheed, General Secretary, Sawaran Singh, Treasurer, and Girish Vaidya.