Mens’ rights NGO enters poll fray in Karnataka
A mens' rights organisation has fielded a candidate for the Karnataka assembly elections. The Save Indian Family Foundation says that it had fielded a candidate to highlight the plight of men in the society.
SIFF co-founder Rajesh Vakharia said it has fielded a software engineer Satish Babu from the BTM Layout assembly constituency of South Bangalore, against Home Minster Ramalinga Reddy.
Over a 100 men's activists were campaigning actively for Babu, distributing pamphlets with their manifesto and also unleashed an online campaign in his support. Besides, the SIFF will field five candidates in the next year's Delhi assembly elections and in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, put up a candidate against Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, who it accused of making "regular statements against men and boys".
|Karnataka Assembly Election dates|
|Date of notification||April 17|
|Last date to file nominations||April 24|
|Last date to withdraw nominations||April 27|
|Date of polling||May 12|
|Date of counting||May 15|