LUCKNOW: A little-known political party believes men are harassed a lot and says it will create a ministry for their welfare, if elected to power. The party — ‘Mera Adhikar Rashtriya Dal’ (MARD) — which was registered in 2018, had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Lucknow and Varanasi.
“Mard” means man in Hindi. For the ongoing polls in Uttar Pradesh, he has declared candidates for all four assembly constituencies – Bareilly, Lucknow North, Handia in Prayagraj and Chauri-Chaura in Gorakhpur. He can announce more candidates later.
“In the event of a vote in power, the Ministry of Men’s Welfare and the National Commission for Men will be constituted, so that the men’s side can also be deliberated in the development of any policy and law,” he said. national party chairman Kapil Mohan Chaudhary told PTI.
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Stating other highlights of the party manifesto, he said: “Policies regarding the welfare, safety and dignity of men will be put in place accordingly. human safety”.
He said a “men’s hotline” will also be set up to pay attention to the hardship they face given “some biased laws on women”. Mentioning the reason for entering the fray at the polls, Chaudhary said, “It’s to empathize and sympathize with half the population. We’re not against women’s empowerment. But, when at name of female empowerment, the bullying of men begins, we are definitely in favor of positive female empowerment, like education.”
“Arrangements will be made for the amount of alimony to be exempt from tax,” Chaudhary said, adding that alimony (maintenance) is a legal obligation for a person to provide financial support to their spouse during or after marital separation or divorce under the alimony rules in divorce cases in India. .
Chaudhary criticized the Congress slogan “Ladki Hoon Ladh Sakti Hoon”, but praised the Modi government’s “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign. In the name of appeasing women, anti-male propaganda will be stopped, he said.
The party also said that instead of giving homework to children, Pathshala “Dada-Dadi” will be established at the village/settlement level, in which children can learn from the experiences of their grandparents.
“It will help grandparents to overcome their loneliness and also make it easier for children to distance themselves from the world of mobile phones. It will strengthen the social structure,” he said. The MARD leader also said that efforts would be made to strengthen the common family tradition.
When asked to comment on Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s slogan ‘Ladhki Hoon, Ladh Sakti Hoon’, Chaudhary said, ‘What’s the point of using the word ‘ladhai’ (fight)? . It can be ‘padhai’ (education). You should educate girls. In this context, one can understand the good theme of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (campaign).”
Claiming that the party also enjoys the support of women, Ashutosh Pandey, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Varanasi, said, “All my nominators (when submitting nominations) were women.
“We are also raising awareness about the frequent misuse of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code,” Pandey said. In a lighter vein, he said, “I got 498 general votes and 1 absentee vote. In other words, I got ‘498A ‘votes’ in the 2019 election.”
“The party declared Javed Hasan of Bareilly, Brijesh Awasthi (Lucknow North), Vinay Kumar Singh (Handia in Prayagraj) and Sonu Rai (Chauri-Chaura in Gorakhpur) for the ongoing UP polls. It could announce more candidates,” the party said. said the chief.
Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases between February 10 and March 7 and the results will be announced on March 10.