Utpal Borpujari

April 29, 2009

Tibet’s independence is this candidate’s election promise

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By Utpal Borpujari in Bhopal

At a time when terrorism, price rise and communalism are among the major issues in the ongoing General elections, here is one candidate whose major poll promise is to get independence for Tibet!

Meet Mahesh Yadav, independent candidate contesting from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, whose claim to fame is drawing portraits of famous leaders from across the world and writing petitions to them, both in his own blood, to raise awareness on various issues.

This time, however, Yadav has decided to shed more than his blood for the cause he firmly believes in.

That is why he has jumped into the electoral fray, even though he himself says that he is “sure” to lose the deposit in a contest where sitting MP, BJP’s octogenarian Kailash Joshi is slugging it out against Congress’ Surendra Singh Thakur.

Yadav, during his campaigning that he carries posing for photographers with symbol of “tea cup and plate”, does not even ask people to vote for him. Instead he asks them to think seriously about the issues he is seeking to raise and decide on their vote.

Quite strange, because winning is all any candidate aspires for and speaks of in the run up to the elections, however inconsequential in real terms he or she might be in the high-stakes game.

And “independence” of Tibet from China is right at the top of his agenda. “It is a must for India’s own security, as it will be buffer between us and China,” says this father of two daughters.

Yadav, who is a practising Ayurvedic doctor, says he has received letters of acknowledgement to his “blood-written letters” on Tibet from former US President Bill Clinton as well as the European Parliament.

“I have travelled all across the country, drawing portraits and writing petitions to them with my own blood, but finally I realised that even if a lakh like me do what I am doing, the politicians will never take it seriously. So, I decided to contest elections,” he says.

Yadav has also launched a website called www.pminwaiting.com, where he has described how India’s ideal Prime Minister should be. The other issues that he promises to take up include making Bhopal the country’s second capital, ensuring the Bhopal gas tragedy-affected get their relief and a host of local issues, apart from working for world peace.

He is, interestingly, against the use of EVMs in elections as “they are easily prone to hacking”, and instead favours old-style ballot papers. “The rigging that used to happen in ballot papers was not a problem with the process but with the law-and-order machinery, which can be tackled by the administration easily if it wants to,” he says. “Even the United States uses only ballot papers for its presidential polls,” he points out.

Yadav says he has met the Dalai Lama five times since 1997, and hopes that his campaign would make people aware about the “importance of an independent Tibet for India.”

(Published in Deccan Herald, www.deccanherald.com, www.deccanheraldepaper.com, 23-04-2009)

http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Apr232009/national20090422131820.asp

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11 Comments »

  1. […] Original post by utpalb21 […]

    Pingback by Tibet’s independence is this candidate’s election promise — April 29, 2009 @ 3:00 pm | Reply

  2. Mahesh Yadav is collecting money in the name of Tibet issue and independence and travelling all over the at the expense of Tibetan refugees who collect money and give it to Mahesh Yadav who had failed as a practicing ayurvedic doctor so now he found this job and also he is being funded by foreign intelligence agencies. He is abusing Mahatma Gandhi ji’s name as well as the Tibet i , reject him , expose him and arrest him for treachery . .

    Comment by Karma — April 30, 2009 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

    • Mr.Karma
      It is seemed that you are Chinese agent,as you had blamed Dr.Mahesh Yadav.He is a dedicated gandhian social worker for Free Tibet.
      He is committed for freedom of Tibet in his own.He has expelled out his Blood for us,we appreciate his dedication for Tibet Cause.But you had passed some comment on him.we are socked of this incidant we thnk that you are a Chinese agent and work against our Rangzen.

      Comment by Pema — May 9, 2009 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

  3. Mahesh Yadav is dancing with anti India foreign agencies and Tibetans who want to destroy India. I appeal all the citizens of the Bhopal to reject him stright away.He is a shmae on India and Bhopal.
    Prof. Anand Kumar JNU, New Delhi

    Comment by Anand Kumar — April 30, 2009 @ 1:14 pm | Reply

    • Hi Mr Anand Kumar
      I think u r Dr.Anand Kumar warden in JNU who was working for Tibet Cause.You are feeling jaelous of Dr.Mahesh Yadav working capacity and dedication for Tibet Cause,So why that you have been blamed Dr.Yadav as a Anti-India.But we know verry well that he is True patriot and the follower of Mahatma gandhi non-violence way.
      We are in doubtwhether you are expelled from working for Tibet cause due to your anti Tibetan freedom Campaign and programme.
      We advise you if you do not work us promptly than please let work another freely and you should keep away your self from your so calles dedication towarde Tibet Cause.
      I pray for you to bring in you good manners.

      Comment by Pema — May 9, 2009 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

  4. BLOOD WRITTEN: My Commitment for Tibet

    BLOOD WRITTEN: My Commitment for Tibet

    “Neither I am a Tibetan nor a Buddhist, even then I am into a purely Humanity and peace based never ending relationship with Tibetans”.

    Being deeply moved by His Holiness Dalai Lama’s truthful and non-violent way of Tibet’s liberation struggle based Gandhian way, I dedicating support him in his cause.

    I am putting a commitment before World Community and Secretary General of U.N.O., Hon’ble Mr. Ban Ki Moon that ” if China releases the youngest prisoner H.H. Panchen Lama and other Tibetan prisoners and free the Tibet with creating it as a place for ” Heaven of Peace on earth” like that Holy Vatican City for Buddhists, then I am ready to undergo any punishment let it be life imprisonment or death penalty, as desired by the China”.

    Dr. Mahesh Yadav”Aman Gandhi”
    Founder president
    Mahatma Gandhi Tibet freedom Movement (India)
    Vedio link
    Bloody campaign’ for the freedom of Tibet

    Blood Letter Campaign

    Dr Mahesh Yadav begins rally for Tibet

    Mahatma gandhi Potrait sketched with own Blood by Dr.Mahesh Yadav for Free Tibet

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1025640540919574193

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26040382@N07/
    India's Representation in UN Security Council is the Demand of the time-Dr.Mahesh Yadav
    http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=17068&t=1&c=1
    Dr Mahesh Yadav-Protest Against Corrupt Indian Politicians Involved in Recent Bribery Scandal in Indian Parliament..!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26040382@N07/

    Comment by Dr Mahesh Yadav"Aman Gandhi" — May 9, 2009 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

  5. Dr.Mahesh Yadav Ji
    You are doing a great job. I will always do whatever I can for you, and will always support you in your endeavours.

    Respectfully,

    Lobsang Wangyal

    Here is the link to your story on Tibet Sun.

    http://www.tibetsun.com/archive/2009/05/01/tibets-independence-is-this-candidates-poll-promise/

    Comment by Lobsang Wangyal — May 10, 2009 @ 4:04 pm | Reply

  6. Dear Dr. Mahesh ji,

    I appreciate all the work that you have been doing for the past decade. It is indeed wonderful knowing you personally. I am sure you will not get distracted by whatever is being said in the aforementioned comments.

    Remember, if there is handful of people who loves to hate then surely there are hundreds others who also appreciate your work. So, take them as challenges and reaffirm your commitment to what you believe is right!

    With regards,

    Choedup

    Comment by Tsering Choedup — May 11, 2009 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

  7. Respected Dr Yadav Ji

    You are our role model,that u have done for us no any other Tibet Supporter.
    We remember you for your struggle for Tibet Cause.

    With regards

    Lobsang

    Comment by lobsang — May 11, 2009 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  8. Why don’t you worry about the hundreds of millions of starving indians first? I feel that the priority of focusing on the poor in india is a better cause than a cia front one.

    Comment by john — August 5, 2009 @ 6:39 am | Reply

  9. This is why indian democracy is a sham democracy. Fools will vote for idiots. If he’s a doctor, I would have to be his patient.

    Comment by nathan — August 5, 2009 @ 6:41 am | Reply


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