I am delighted to say that the launch of our No Criminals campaign at Mumbai went off superbly well and it is moving forward rapidly.¬† It was a unique public meeting, where every stakeholder of civil society had a chance to participate and to speak.¬†
While the Public Interest Foundation first set this in motion ( I have posted details about them earlier) the Mumbai meeting showed us that every stakeholder of civil society is concerned about poor governance and wants to participate in changing the system.
The response from business and industry was heartening. Ashank Desai of Mastek was there to speak for NASSCOM, Sanjeev Bikchandani of naukri.com was there and so was Arun Nanda of Mahindra & Mahindra and Meenakshi Madhvani of Spatial Acess, as also Jamal Mecklai and wife Praveena.
The new political parties who want to provide better governance were all represented by their¬†Loksabha candidates. Meera Sanya, chairperson of ABN Amro who is contesting as an independent candidate made here first campaign speech. Dr.Mona Shah the eye surgeon from the Professionals Party of India was there too. So was Indur Chhugani, Rishi Aggarwal and Rajendra Thacker. All of them are contesting the elections from Mumbai.