JAIPUR: Rajasthan Jan Morcha, established recently as a people’s initiative for alternative politics, has constituted its State executive and decided to field independent candidates with its support from some constituencies in five districts in the forthcoming State Assembly elections.
Former MP Than Singh was elected Jan Morcha president at a State-level convention held here on Sunday, while Rajesh Yagnik and Chetan Ram were elected vice-presidents and Prakash Chaturvedi secretary.
Mr. Chaturvedi said here on Monday that the Jan Morcha had decided to make an “active political intervention” in the polls and strengthen all efforts to defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. The names of candidates getting Morcha support will be announced next month.
Representatives of several people’s organisations and civil rights groups attended the convention. The Jan Morcha will launch a massive public relations exercise in the run-up to the elections to bring the issues directly affecting the people to the mainstream.
He affirmed that the Morcha would continue to work for generating public awareness and try to evolve a workable model for alternative politics even after the polls.