Karnataka Election 2018: Common Man's Party launched, to ride on Mahadayi wave?

First Published 16, Jan 2018, 6:01 PM IST
Karnataka Election 2018 Common Mans Party launched in Karnataka to ride on Mahadayi wave
Highlights
  • Jana Samanya Paksha (Common Man's Party) was launched by Dr Aiyapppa, who stated that they are pro-farmers and common people
  • The party was inaugurated by watering a sapling by farmer woman Nimbevva in the presence of thousands of farmers
  • Jana Samanya Paksha will contest in all 224 constituencies in the Karnataka Assembly election

A new political party has emerged in Karnataka. Jana Samanya Paksha (Common Man's Party) was launched by Dr Aiyapppa, who stated that they are pro-farmers and common people. "The land, water and language of the state is being compromised. Thus to set this right, we have formed the party," he said.

The party was inaugurated by watering a sapling by farmer woman Nimbevva in the presence of thousands of farmers. Dr Aiyappa lashed out at the BJP and said speeches, changing coats every day will not give the party any votes.

"We are ready to spend Rs 20 crore to defeat any party which is not pro-common people. Give us one month; we will collect Rs 100 from each farmer and build the Kalasa Banduri Channel in one month," he said as a warning to the government.

Jana Samanya Paksha will contest in all 224 constituencies in the Karnataka Assembly election. 

Is this party too trying to ride on the Mahadayi wave?

Why is every party, whether new or established, speaking emotionally in this regard and keeping the people in the dark about the legal, technical aspects of it?

Who is Dr Aiyappa?

Dr Aiyappa is an expert in the educational sector. He has served as the vice chancellor of Alliance Françoise University in Bengaluru for four years. But he resigned from the post as he wanted to serve the people.

Dr Aiyappa has a post-graduate degree in Rural Development, Library and Information Science. He has a doctorate in Business Management. He has also served as a member of Bengaluru University Syndicate.

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