The General Election on 7 May 2015 is likely to be one of the most important elections in the UK for some time. It will set the direction of travel for the country for at least the next five years – Of course, it’s no longer just a two-horse race and the current situation demonstrates the influence a minority party can have in a coalition Government.
Over the last 4 months, we asked our members and affiliates what the next Government could do to support the Hindu Community and their aspirations. The result is The British Hindu Manifesto: which sets out eleven priority actions that will make the biggest difference for the 1 Million+ Hindus in the UK.
Our manifesto makes recommendations for priorities and policies to benefit the Hindu Community. We are asking that the next Government adopts them.
Umesh C Sharma, Chairman of the Hindu Council UK, said: “Our manifesto topics are very important to the British Hindu community and clearly outline that the Hindu vote can no longer be taken for granted. The Manifesto demonstrates the commitment of the Hindu Community to be actively involved with the British political process and increases the awareness and importance of social and political activism within the British Hindu community. I would like to take this opportunity to thank: Dipen Rajyaguru, Krishna Bhan, Suraj Samant, Bharat Sarolia, Sneha Roy, Muna Chauhan and Sanjay Jagatia for their input in putting this very important document together. The Entire Team at Hindu Council UK are very proud of the detailed work that has gone into producing the Manifesto”.
The British Hindu Manifesto has been sent to:
1. All MPs standing for Election on 7th May 2015.
2. Leaders of All Political Parties.
3. Hard copies sent to over 200 Hindu Temples in the UK
4. Emailed to over 66,000 email addresses on the Hindu Council UK’s database
5. British Media
6. Shared on HCUK’s Website and Social Media platforms.
Use this manifesto…
The Hindu Community, working together, can make this manifesto a reality:
Talk with family, friends, community members, colleagues and neighbours about our vision for the future of the Hindu Community in the UK, and share the manifesto to others.
Discuss the manifesto at any of the ‘Hustings’ events that you are attending and ask questions based on it.
Speak with Parliamentary candidates in your constituencies and ask their position on this manifesto.
Please share your support for the British Hindu Manifesto on social media with the hashtag #BritishHinduManifesto
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