Bebitai’s poll campaign exposes reality of rural India
Nagpur-7th October 2009
When Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Ex-Chief Minister vilasrao deshmukh was addressing election rally in maregoan in wani assembly seat for congress candidate ,
Bebitai bais was meeting voters and asking them to vote for change but voter who is tribal without shelter ,cloth and food was unaware any election on 13th October .
“my name is shankar mesram ,I living in this hut with my old age wife ,you there is roof to hut ,there is no food in my house and it’s impossiable to cover our body with cloths “ shankar masram told that he has not been covered under annapurnna scheme that’s scheme to provide free food to old age poor ,they are not covered under any pension scheme and till date not single candidate has visited their hut more over nobody in that hutment is ware of any election.
Bebitai bais is first farm widows from the tribal belt of Zari of Wani assembly segment in Yavatmal district where more than 1600 cotton farmers committed suicides in last five years as victim of on going agrarian crisis,.contesting election in last 66 years of independence on farm suicide and farm widows crisis issue when Indian Govt. officially confirmed that more than 1,86,000 farmers killed themselves due to huge debt and despair and Bebitai is one unfortunate victim of this national calamity .she is fighting this election to draw the attention of Indian policy makers and experts who are claiming the toll picture of Indian economic growth and so called big economic power ,Kishore Tiwari of VJAS informed in press note .
“We are trying our level best to see the farm suicide issue should be focused throughout the election and political parties should take it seriously for the long term sustainable solution. No country can allow such mass genocide of farming community now this isuue is beyond the election political arena” Tiwari of VJAS added.