Hello Everyone! Today you are getting a chance of direct entry to Indian Politics via. contesting elections in the capital of India , Delhi ; In a first-of-its-kind initiative , political party Swaraj India has appealed Delhi citizens to contest Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) polls through an open application process.
Swaraj India — formed out of Swaraj Abhiyan, which is a socio-political movement — on Saturday announced its plans and candidate selection process for the upcoming MCD polls in in New Delhi.
The party appeal Delhi citizens to apply for candidature to contest Delhi’s civic polls. The aim is to bring greater transparency and democracy both in candidate selection process and contesting the election. The party has also announced that declaration of candidates will be done in several phases after a rally at Ramlila Maidan on 12 February.
SWARAJ INDIA’S PLAN FOR CANDIDATURE
— Any Delhi citizen can pitch for Swaraj India’s candidature. A prior membership is not required for applying for a ticket.
— Special emphasis to be given on women and youth assuming political responsibility
— Swaraj India will contest all 272 seats in three MCDs.
— All prospective candidates will go through a three-stage screening, selection and integrity process.
— A 5 to 7 member committee will first screen all applications and shortlist names based on the local input. Then, the selection committee will choose the candidate among the shortlisted applicants.
— Swaraj India has constituted a six-member independent integrity committee for the transparent selection process of candidates. It will be headed by noted RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj, who is not related to the party.