Anganwadi Workers initiate campaign to boycott AAP and BJP in Delhi Civic Polls

Anganwadi Workers

On November 4th , a group of Anganwadi workers on Friday inaugurated a campaign to boycott the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)  in the upcoming Delhi civic body polls on the issue of the termination of more than 800 of their counterparts. A most significant step embarked by the working class to expose not only   the anti-worker orientation of the Aam Admi party  and Bharatiya Janata Party but the bankruptcy of the parliamentary system as a whole ,isolate ruling class parties and repose confidence in the organised  strength of the workers.

A most impressive showdown of women workers, inspiring their brethren all over the country. Tribute to the consistency of the Delhi Anganwadi workers and helpers  Union for it’s persistent political education of workers  and exposure of the bankruptcy of the ruling party led by Kejriwal.In effect, the AAP has danced to the tune of the Corporate classes, as much as the BJP. It has failed to heed to any demands of workers like re-instatement, proper wages, health measures, gratuity etc.

Polling for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election in Delhi will be held on December 4, State Election Commissioner Vijay Dev announced Friday.

The campaign being led by Delhi State Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union (DSAWHU) struck it’s first bubble with a demonstration near the AAP headquarters.The protestors undertook a rally near the headquarters and displayed rage at its zenith by burning posters and banners of the Kejriwal-led party.

The leaders of both AAP and BJP will relentlessly be prevented from stepping foot into the neighbourhoods of Anganwadi workers, the statement said.  Priyambada of DSAWHU said 22,000 Anganwadi workers are prepared every inch  for the MCD elections and the AAP and BJP will finally be tickled by the organised strength of these workers on the day of the election results.

“Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been silent on the issue of Anganwadi workers after mercilessly terminating 884 women workers. He has also been hoodwinking the people on the issues of employment and education,” she added.

A press conference has been announced on 10th November at Press Club of India.

Harsh Thakor is a freelance journalist who has covered movements all around India

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