Socialist Party plans revival, holds meeting
Socialist Party (India) is trying to revive in Gujarat. In a meeting organised by Executive Council on Sunday in Ahmedabad the party expressed that it wanted to expand its base in the state. They said they were banking high on political, social and economic equality of the masses. It is also focusing more on creation and management of smaller cities rather than creation of megacities. The Executive Council meeting was attended by representatives from 11 states including Kerala, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, MP and Odisha.
Talking to media persons on the sidelines of the meeting, party's in-charge president Pannalal Surana said that the concept of development of ruling BJP government at the centre is fundamentally different from that of Socialist Party. "This government believes that if you bring mega projects and bullet trains it is development. But in our case, it is about providing all the basic services and rights to all the citizens. This relates to jobs as well as preservation of agricultural land and forest. These require less capital and provide more jobs," said Surana.