- It wasn’t AAP’s success in the Delhi assembly polls nor the Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan cause that led Medha to join. “There has to be a counter to Modi.”
- Rues the EC strictures, which prohibit posters on autos, among other things. Lack of funds is another dampener, compared to lakhs others are spending.
- Medha’s rallies are organised with the help of AAP volunteers and a ragtag group of locals she has worked with during movements she led in the past.
- Her slogans are derived from the rights tradition: ‘Hamein satta nahin, satya chahiye’; ‘Matya deya, hakka leva’.
Long before the assembly elections in Delhi, long before Medha Patkar would contest elections from Mumbai North East and the Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan (GBGBA) would put its might behind their cause, Santosh Thorat waged an inner battle vis-a-vis the Aam Aadmi Party. A conflict that was visible, just about a year earlier, in an Irani...