January 12 , 2014.
Ministry of Environment and Forests' rejection of Vedanta's proposal of mining in Niyamgiri in Odisha is a victory of the people over corporate interests. The tribals of Niyamgiri had unanimously opposed the project in public hearing held in 12 Gram Sabhas which were held on the direction of Supreme Court of India. Samajwadi Janaparishad (SJP) has played a role in this struggle. The people of Niyamgiri and the struggling masses of the rest of India will get a moral boost by this victory. The national executive of SJP which met at Arrallalasandra village , Channapattana,Ramanagara District in Karnataka on 10-12 January 2014 ,congratulated them.
It was also decided that Samajwadi Janaparishad will intervene in the coming Lok Sabha election in order to defeat the forces of globalisation , corporate rule and communalism. For that it would seek cooperation of Aam Admi Party, Samata Kranti Dal,Socialist Party India and other like minded parties. SJP feels that it is pertinent to save the nation from the two fronts led by Congress and BJP. SJP will put up candidates in 9 Lok Sabha constituencies and 2 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Odisha in 2014 elections.
SJP has also decided to strengthen the forces for total change in the present system based on inequality,discrimination,injustice and obscurantism. It also feels that the present capitalist system combined with caste and gender inequalities is root cause of the various crises in people's lives. The party will organise programmes to highlight the root causes of corruption.It will also organise an all India Conference to discuss idea of Socialism in the context of twenty-first century.
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National General Secretary ,Samajwadi Janaparishad.