STATE CONSULTATIONS: A TOOL FOR INITIATING URBAN DIALOGUE
Engaging with political parties is key to strengthening democratic processes. Good to see civil society catching the bull by its horns in the run up to 2014!
Lok Sabha Election fever is in the air, anyone who is someone is suffering from the fever of LokSabha Election 2014 a very contagious disease indeed! So are we in the urban poverty and governance team. The team has buckled itself to travel in all the four direction of India: Rajasthan, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. These stateconsultations are our tool to make the voices of urban poor heard and their contribution to the country’s GDP,to those who sound and look like servants of people just once in five years yes they are our politicians and government representatives. In the consultation urban poor get the opportunity to speak directly to their leaders. What is interesting is that all the representatives have their own ways of facing the people. Some believe in interface with people and some shy away from…
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