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Mainstream, Vol XLVII No 19, April 25, 2009

Please Help Mallika Sarabhai‘s Election Campaign

Sunday 26 April 2009, by Ashoke Chatterjee

Dear Friends,

I am sure you know that Mallika Sarabhai is standing as an Independent candidate from the Gandhinagar constituency, opposing Shri L. K. Advani. The challenge as well as the significance of Mallika’s effort is relevant not just to those of us in this constituency but to any citizen concerned about the future of Indian democracy. Gujarat is on a roll with its hype on industrial advancement at any cost. Yet the State’s human development indicators remain appalling. Worst of all, there is neither regret nor any effort at reconciliation after the pogrom of 2002. For these past seven years, Gujarat has remained a deeply divided State with very little hope of justice for those who suffered in the worst massacre since Partition. It is these factors that lend great importance to Mallika Sarabhai’s campaign. A voice needs to be heard loud and strong that good governance demands economic advancement within the constit-utional context of justice, equity and freedom from fear. Good governance is about learning from the past, not burying it. Entrepreneurship is not all that India’s future demands of its citizens. Indeed, industrial progress must have a foundation of enduring peace and justice—and it is for this that Mallika’s campaign is being fought.

Money is essential to allow Mallika’s effort to reach every corner of the Gandhinagar constituency. She is entirely dependent on public support, which is the essence of her campaign as an Independent. Every contribution from Rs 10 and up is welcome! Please help. The attachment will tell you how. This campaign is for all of us.

Ashoke Chatterjee

Bank Details for Funding for Mallika Sarabhai’s MP Election 2009

Payment to be made through cheque:

A/c Name: Mallika Sarabhai MP Election 2009
- A/c Number: 202810110001569
- Bank of India
- Vadaj Branch, Ahmedabad 380 013

If you are sending a cheque, please make the cheque payable to:

Mallika Sarabhai MP Election 2009

and mail to:

- Mallika Sarabhai
- Chidambaram
- Usmanpura
- Ahmedabad 380 013

Payment to be made through Electronic Wire Transfer:

Bank Name : Bank of India
- and Branch : Vadaj Road Branch
- Ahmedabad

Bank Address : Bank of India
- Residents Garden Flat
- Vadaj Road
- Ahmedabad 380 013

Account Name : Mallika Sarabhai
- MP Election 2009
- Account Type : Saving Bank Account
- Account Number : 202810110001569
- IFSC Code : Bkid0002028
- MICR Code : 380013037

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