From: Kishin Chandiramani
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From: mathew oommen <mathewo555@...
AN APPEAL TO VOTE IN THE FORTHCOMING LOK SABHA ELECTIONS: 2014
Dear ALL @ Veterans and Soldier Community & Families/Friends,
1. The current unsatisfactory political atmosphere in our country and the
low level to which governance has plunged , has set many of us thinking
of a better and healthy political environment. We have identified that the
Ex-Servicemen community and the serving defence fraternity across the
country voting intelligently and with specific purpose of improving the
governance can put together lakhs of votes which would undoubtedly swing and
inspire the trend of voting for the better.
2. Many like minded patriotic citizens have approached us, ‘The Justice for
Jawans’ – the NGO, to take control of the situation and put up individuals
with defence background as candidates for the forthcoming general
elections. We have already stressed the importance of ensuring that our
names are in the voters’ list and that we exercise our franchise in favour
of the right candidate, through various circulars, media and stressing the
same on various formation HQs. We, while in service, were not adequately
provided with opportunity to exercise our voting rights! Now situation is
changing in our favour and please remember that our votes are important. (
please visit following web sites: www.eci.nic.in ;
3. This is the opportune time for us to realize and show ‘political power
mongers’ the power of vote of every soldier/veteran. We earnestly appeal to
all members of Armed Force fraternity to be prepared in time for the
occasion, so that our valuable votes are not wasted. We further appeal to
work towards the local issues and our out standing demands, not only for
pay and perks, but also for our ‘Izzat’ as soldiers. We have to vote during
the next general election for a candidate, who has nation at his heart, as
centre of all political activities.
4. We, as Ex-servicemen’s NGO, wish to put up candidates on “Justice for
Jawans’ platform in many constituencies –and particularly in Cantonments,
where defence personnel are concentrated and activities of Ex-servicemen are
5. In View of the above, kindly forward your views and also pass on this
information to other veterans/soldiers, who naturally will have faith in our
bonafides. Let us unite and act decisively in nation building activities.
You may also arrive at a consensus in your respective constituencies and
suggest probable candidates for elections and other collaborative working
during the next general election.
Think over and act in time… Jai Hind!!
With profound regards
Major Mathew Oommen(Retd) Colonel Laxman Sathe (Retd) Lieut
Colonel Suresh Patil(Retd)