The Naming of Schemes and Projects in India: Nehru Family Shines – Annexure II

Vaidyanathan

Annexure II – Text of complaint to CEC
A.Surya Prakash 170, National Media Campus
Nathupur, Gurgaon -122002
Haryana
March 12, 2009
Mr.N.Gopalaswami
Chief Election Commissioner
Nirvacharan Sadan
New Delhi – 1100 01
Subject: Unfair advantage accruing to the Congress Party because of naming of Central and State Government schemes
and programmes after icons of that party.

Sir,

I would like to draw your attention to a matter that concerns free and fair elections and a level playing field for all political parties.

I notice that over the last 18 years, there has been a planned and sustained effort by the Congress Party to name all major government programmes, projects and institutions in the country after three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family viz Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

On a rough estimate about 450 Central and State Government programmes, projects and national and state level institutions…

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