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Yadavs and Muslims say they will vote for Kanhaiya

Miskartola village of Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency has a majority of muslim and yadavs, most of whom are labourers. In this video, they talk to the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan about the current government’s ignorance towards their community and the communal divide that the government encourages. The people are angry due to the lack of […]

Youth will take Kanhaiya to Parliament

The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan, in this series of videos covering Begusarai consituency’s election, talked to the old and young of Begusarai’s Bhumihar community about the policies of the previous government and the hopes that people see in the prospect of Kanhaiya Kumar as their representative. The youth of Begusarai have full faith in Kanhaiya […]

‘No one wants Modi government’ say Dalits of Mathura

In a detailed conversation with ChalChitra Abhiyaan, Dalit women and men from Mathura say that they are sick and tired of the lies of the Modi regime and will overthrow it in this election. Crew- Nakul Singh Sawhney, Suraj Deep, Aryan Mahta

The people of Begusarai will ensure Kanhaiya’s victory

In Begusarai Lok Sabha Constituency, CPI has given a ticket to Kanhaiya Kumar, the student who came to light after the JNU incident, who is also a local boy. Lok Sabha election in Begusarai is a historic moment and ChalChitra Abhiyaan’s team has reached there to cover it. In this video, our team talks to […]

Valmiki youth say, Don’t wash our feet, give us jobs

Some months back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi washed the feet of five Valmiki Dalit sanitary workers at Kumbh. While some sections of the media and BJP hailed it as a historic step, many Dalit activists rubbished it as a gimmick to woo Dalit votes. The activists claim that the government has done nothing to improve […]

Traders say businesses suffering in Modi Raj

Traditionally, traders, particularly Brahmins and Baniyas in UP have been strong BJP supporters. However, in the past few years, many traders have started to criticize the BJP in hushed tones for its flawed economic policy decisions like GST and demonitisation that have badly affected various small and medium businesses. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan talks […]

Dalit Youth say, ‘We don’t want Lying Government’

On 2nd April, 2019 it was the first anniversary of the nationwide shut down by Dalits against the amendment in the SC/ST act. Dalit youth in Meerut were trying organise a peaceful rally to mark the day, but the police refused them permission. Hundreds of police personnel were sent to stop the protest demonstration. After […]

Rajputs in UP say ‘ Chowkidar is a thief ‘

The Rajput or Thakur community is considered among the strongest supporters of BJP in UP, specially after Yogi Adityanath was made CM. However, in large parts of West UP, there is a growing disillusionment among the community with the BJP because of an agrarian crisis and the government’s inability to effectively handle it. ChalChitra Abhiyaan […]

Election 2019 Trailer

The election season is here and Chalchitra Abhiyaan is all geared up for it. We are committed to make this election an election of people and their issues and not of popular rhetoric. Hence, during the next one month, we will be traveling to various parts of Uttar Pradesh, from Gorakhpur, the bastion of UP […]

Working Class of Shamli – Washerman

To understand the lives of the working class in Shamli, Chalchitra Abhiyaan presents ‘The Working Class of Shamli’, a multi-part series. This episode is about a waserman from a small township in Shamli called Kandhla. The washerman earns roughly Rs.250-300 a month and the last two-three generations from his family have all been in the […]