Video Reports : May 2023
As we complete the month of May, we bring you an update on the recent municipal elections in West Uttar Pradesh. ChalChitra Abhiyaan (CCA) has been at the forefront of covering these elections with utmost dedication and rigor, providing comprehensive insights into the political landscape of the region.
The municipal elections held in West Uttar Pradesh presented a significant challenge for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), especially considering the aftermath of the farmer's protest. In the wake of this massive movement, the region witnessed a remarkable shift in power dynamics. The results of the elections clearly indicate that the BJP lagged behind, while other political parties secured significant seats, altering the political landscape.
Follow the links to watch our compelling video reports, and explore the nuanced analysis that sheds light on the factors influencing this political shift.
Shamli, Thana Bhawan: Who holds the power?
There was a lot of buzz among the people regarding the municipal elections in Thana Bhawan, a town in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh. All candidates were approaching the people at their level to get their votes. Meanwhile, the CCA team conducted a discussion with the people in Thana Bhawan where the people said that they would vote for the candidate who focuses on the development of the town and addresses all the problems of the town.
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Chhaprauli, Baghpat : The high banner of independent candidates
The CCA team had discussions with the general public in Chhaprauli Nagar Panchayat of Baghpat district regarding the election issues. People say that independent candidates hold sway in Chhaprauli. The people of Chhaprauli state that the BJP attempted to field its candidate from Chhaprauli, but the people rejected the party's ticket. As per the public, There was no candidate from any party in the field from Chhaprauli. However, the people of Chhaprauli desired change.
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Sardhana, Meerut: public angry on whom?
In Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh, Municipal Corporation elections caused a great stir as the election campaigning is going on among the public. The ChalChitra Abhiyaan interacted with the general public in Sardhana municipality of Meerut district on the election issues. People said that the previous candidates have done some work and ignored others. This time the public wanted change and the election was to be based on public issues.
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SP wins big in Kandhala Municipal Elections
The results of the municipal elections in Uttar Pradesh were declared on May 13 in which Kandhla was won by the SP. Here SP's Najmul Islam got 8,149 votes and defeated BJP's Naresh Saini by 1960 votes. The CCA team interacted with people in Kandhla town. Which people say that this time we chose fair currency. This time there will be development in the town.
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Municipal elections: Why did BJP lag behind?
Voting took place in two phases for 760 municipal bodies in Uttar Pradesh's 75 districts. Among these, there are 17 municipal corporations, 199 municipal councils, and 544 nagar panchayats. Out of 199 seats in the municipal councils, BJP and its allies have won 94 seats. SP has won 39, Congress 4, BSP 16, and others have registered victories on 46 seats. When it comes to nagar panchayat seats, BJP has won 196, SP 91, Congress 14, BSP 38, and others have won 205 seats. Comparing it to the 2017 municipal corporation elections, this time Congress has performed even worse. BSP could only give a tough fight to the ruling party on four seats. The performance of Owaisi's party in Meerut is a cause of concern for SP. The team from CCA had a discussion with social worker Shakeeb Alam regarding the results of the municipal body elections. Shakeeb Alam says that there is a significant turnaround in the municipal elections this time.
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Woman Gets Justice After 10 Years
In the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, in the case of mass sexual assault against a woman during the 2013 riots, the sub-district and session court has sentenced two accused to 20 years in prison each. The court has also imposed fines on the offenders. In the communal riots that took place in Muzaffarnagar in 2013, 65 people lost their lives, while more than 100 people were injured. Following the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli riots in 2013, seven women initiated legal battles against group rape. At the end of ten years, only one woman continued to fight her case. On May 9, 2023, the Muzaffarnagar court in Uttar Pradesh declared two individuals guilty of the crime and sentenced them to 20 years in prison.
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Farmers protest at Bhaisana Sugar Mill
In the district of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, farmers in the town of Budhana have initiated an indefinite protest at Bhaisana Sugar Mill, highlighting various issues, including the full payment for sugarcane. The farmers allege that the sugar mill in Bhaisana is not making the complete payment for their sugarcane. The farmers are distressed and demand that they be given sugar in exchange for their sugarcane at the appropriate price. According to the norms, the farmers should be provided with molasses. We will not leave this place until our demands are met, says the farmers.
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Public stands in support of women wrestlers
Wrestlers across have been staging a protest since April 23 against the President of Wrestling Association and BJP MP, Brijbhushan Sharan Singh. Female wrestlers have accused Brijbhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment. People from all walks of life in Western UP have come out in support of the wrestlers. Narender Tikait, the President of the Indian Farmers Union, attended a khap panchayat in Sorma village of Muzaffarnagar district to support the wrestlers, while several activists of the Youth India Assembly distributed leaflets in Ailum village of Shamli district in support of the wrestlers.
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The month of May was filled with exciting events and our work received notable recognition. An engaging article about CCA was published in the Panorama section of Deccan Herald, highlighting our achievements. This acknowledgment reflects the immense dedication and talent of our exceptional team and the positive influence we are creating in West Uttar Pradesh.
Additionally, CCA organized three successful screenings in Kandhla and Kairana.
The article published in Deccan Herald
The screening of CCA’s Video ‘ Shamli ki Shan : Ladkiyan Pahunchi JNU aur DU’ and Rajan Khosla’s film ‘Gattu’ in Kairana
The screening of CCA’s Video ‘ Shamli ki Shan : Ladkiyan Pahunchi JNU aur DU’ and Tarun Dudeja’s film ‘Khayali Pulao’ in Kandhla
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