Telangana elections: Gadar votes for the first time ever, bats for democracy

Seventy-year-old balladeer and former Naxalite Gadar exercised his franchise for the first time on Friday.

Published: 08th December 2018 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2018 10:50 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Seventy-year-old balladeer and former Naxalite Gadar exercised his franchise for the first time on Friday. He was enrolled as a voter in Alwal constituency. Gadar was once a back employee; he quit it to join the People’s War Group (PWG). He was the head of Jana Natya Mandai of the group for several years, propagating the PWG ideology with his hard-hitting songs and emotional poems. 

Gadar had famously rejected electoral politics. After decades of refusing to participate in electoral politics, and advocating for a new democratic revolution (NDR), the former-Naxal voted for the first time in what was also the first elections held in Telangana. “The revolution of voters should live long,” he said.  Gadar has backed the Congress-TDP led Grand Alliance this elections. 

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