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What is Nayi Disha? Who are the people behind it and what do you plan to achieve?

Nayi Disha is an independent political platform for making Indians prosperous. It aims to bring together Indians who want fundamental changes in the way our country works. Nayi Disha believes that India needs a political and economic revolution if she wishes to restore her lost glory and a better future for more than a billion people. Please read our detailed manifesto and statement of purpose.

Nayi Disha is the first-of-its-kind platform in politics. If you have ideas for your country, for your constituency, if you have wondered what you can do to contribute to the story of your country’s prosperity, this is your platform. The comprehensive details and information about our platform are available here.

You may think of us as Uber/ Ola or Zomato for politics, we neither have any candidates of our own nor are we a political party. We are a digitally empowered platform which provides an opportunity for local leaders to lead India in a new direction.

Nayi Disha is an initiative by Rajesh Jain, technology entrepreneur and a pioneer in Asia’s dotcom revolution. Our members include people from all walks and age of life – students, businessmen, lawyers, economists, farmers, and young professionals.

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What is Nayi Disha’s vision and mission?

Nayi Disha believes that poverty is not India’s destiny. Our vision is to bring lasting prosperity to Indians, not in a century but within two elections.

Our Mission 543 aims to bring together voters seeking prosperity and candidates willing to deliver it. We would like to enable passionate local leaders to contest and win a majority of the 543 seats in Lok Sabha elections, form the next government, and implement an agenda to put Indians on an irreversible path of prosperity.

We are guided by the following principles:
1. Liberty
2. Non-discrimination
3. Non-interference
4. Limited government
5. Decentralisation
6. Timely justice
7. Public wealth return

Read more about our platform and manifesto.

How does Nayi Disha propose to bring prosperity to all Indians?

Nayi Disha’s two key solutions – returning ₹1 lakh per year per family and capping taxes at 10% – aggregate to an annual benefit of about ₹1.5 lakh for every household.

Besides putting more money in the hands of people, these initiatives will also create a safety net for every Indian family, eliminate poverty, scale up job creation, reverse the growth of government, and empower Indians to create wealth. This money will come from reducing government waste and inefficiency, selling or shutting down unnecessary government enterprises and by deploying unused and under-utilised resources. The 10% cap on taxation will ensure that there are enough revenues to support government’s need, but not its greed.

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What is Nayi Disha’s organisational structure?

Nayi Disha’s team includes thoughtful, committed individuals from all walks of life who want to fundamentally change the way politics works in India. If you believe in the vision of Nayi Disha, become a member and work with us to make Indians prosperous.

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Nayi Disha is promising prosperity. Do you think ₹ 1 lakh per family is going to make Indians prosperous?

More than 30 crore Indians live in extreme poverty. The median income of an Indian family is only ₹ 1.2 lakh per year. Return of ₹ 1 lakh to every family every year will double the income of about half of all Indian families. This is a considerable sum of money for most Indians and could help them transform their lives.

Moreover, other reforms brought by Nayi Disha will create job opportunities and will make doing business much easier for all entrepreneurs, big and small.

Your solutions and promises seem like another jumla – this time not from Modi but from Nayi Disha. Why should I believe you?

It is not a jumla. Nayi Disha is promising to return the wealth that rightfully belongs to Indians, that is currently unused, misused or abused by the government. Rajesh Jain is a successful businessman who is investing his resources and time for a prosperous India. Nayi Disha team has done extensive research on the issue and has a detailed plan with respect to monetising public wealth and returning it, we are not making empty promises in the air.

Read more about our motivation for Nayi Disha.

Who will buy the land and mineral resources? And why would they participate in auctions when they can easily get the land free of cost from state governments? Will foreign nationals be allowed to participate?

Firstly, no state government should give away a valuable resource like land free of cost to industries. The natural resources of the state belong to the people and by giving them away for free, governments are robbing us of our rightful share. Secondly, right now there are no buyers of public resources in India due to lack of rule of law and burdensome regulations. When people have wealth and it is easy to do business, individuals and companies will start demanding the resources to use them productively.

Foreign nationals and companies should be treated equally with Indians when it comes to buying of property in India. Our objective is to have the maximum return for the people of India. That said, there would be a few exceptions to the rule in resources involving national security.

What will happen if we run out of the public wealth in near future?

As already stated, India has public wealth that could last for over 50 years if distributed at ₹ 1 lakh per year for each family. After just a few decades of this wealth, we will not need any redistribution or welfare programs as Indians would be rich and prosperous to determine their own destiny.

What will Nayi Disha do for the poor? Shouldn’t we be creating jobs for them?

Nayi Disha aims to provide public wealth return of ₹ 1 Lakh every year for every household in the country, and by bringing in thorough reforms that will help in increasing economic opportunities available to the poor. This will help break the vicious cycle of poverty due to lack of opportunities, and lack of social and economic capital, that many Indians are currently trapped in.

Nayi Disha recognises that in addition to public wealth return, millions of jobs are needed for Indian youth. These jobs cannot be generated unless people have the capital to start businesses and a business-friendly environment. Nayi Disha plans to liberalise the economy so that people can start more businesses and create jobs. Additionally, people can use the money for learning employment skills or education needed to get a good job.

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Is Nayi Disha a political party registered with the Election Commission of India? If not, how and when will transition happen from a platform to a party?

No, Nayi Disha is not registered as a political party. We are a platform that will make possible a better model of governance and politics. Our power is in being a platform – one that can bring people with a shared vision together under a common banner to make Indians prosperous. The only thing that Nayi Disha will not have, by not being a party is a common symbol.

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What all can I do on the Nayi Disha platform?

Through the Nayi Disha platform, you can:

a. Contest in primaries at all levels and vote for candidates
b. Review the performance of candidates and leaders
c. Share your views and discuss important policy issues
d. Know and connect with other members of Nayi Disha from your area
e. As a volunteer and champion, you can help with:

  • New member sign-up and spreading the word
  • Organising and participating in local meetups/ circles
  • Conducting door to door surveys
  • New voter registration
  • Crowd-sourcing public wealth data
  • Fundraising
  • Different local campaigns
  • Ensuring voter turnout, closer to the elections
  • Read more about the platform.

    Is there a minimum age limit for contesting primaries?

    Yes. Nayi Disha members can contest primaries at the booth and block-level only if they are at least 18 years old. At the Assembly and Parliamentary constituency levels, 25 will be the minimum age, in line with the Constitutional guidelines.

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    Are you a part of BJP/ Congress/ AAP and exist to merely divide votes? Will you join one of the major political parties in future, if required?

    No, Nayi Disha is not affiliated with any political party. It is a new and independent platform for forward-thinking Indians who are fed up with the current state of politics in the country. We will remain an open and democratic political platform. Our strength comes from our members and candidates, fresh thinking and technology, not political alliances.

    If you are not happy with the current political scenario, join us.

    You are just a platform, I am just a voter. Can we really bring about a change? How does Nayi Disha plan to organise undecided and non-voters?

    Like you, millions of people think that their single vote cannot make a difference. However, governments in India are often formed with less than one-third majority of voters.

    In the 2014 general elections, for instance, 28.7 crore people out of 83.4 crore eligible voters did not vote. And BJP, the winning party, got only 17 crore votes. Imagine if these 28.7 crore people had voted, the outcome of the election could have been very different.

    Most people do not vote because they think their one vote cannot change outcomes. As the data shows, it is not true. If we all voted together for change, no one can stop us from freeing India from the shackles of vile politicians and move the country forward.

    We believe that there is a leader in many of us. While we all want to see change around us, we often don’t know how to go about it. Nayi Disha provides an open platform that allows the organisation of motivated individuals at all levels.

    Have you ever felt that your one voice cannot make a difference, or that your choice does not change outcome or policies, or that politics is dirty forcing you to stay away from politics? Nayi Disha offers a new model of politics and governance for you to make real change.

    You can be a part of the change. Join Nayi Disha.

    If your approach to candidate selection is bottom up, are you also taking-up local issues?

    Nayi Disha is an open platform that empowers its members to self-organise, it believes in the power of networks rather than traditional hierarchies. Using the platform, members can organise themselves to solve local problems with ease. They can also come together for meetings, events and policy forums where they can share their opinions on matters of local and national significance. Nayi Disha strongly promotes devolution of power and decision-making to local communities.

    Read more about our platform.

    People are questioning EVMs and want to go back to paper ballots, why should I trust your platform? It can also be rigged by you to promote certain favoured candidates who donate to your cause.

    Nayi Disha is here to change the traditional way of politics and it will not indulge in any kind of rigging that defeats its sole purpose. Moreover, every user is uniquely identified in the system, and stringent checks and balances are in place to ensure integrity and fairness.

    How do you think you can fulfil these promises when nobody else could in 70 years? How will Nayi Disha solve our fundamental problems such as lack of quality education, healthcare and rule of law?

    The political parties and leaders in power have little or no incentive to change India’s direction and thus have largely kept India on the same path of poverty and exploitation, like the colonial rulers. Driven mainly by an intent to stay in power, they have kept Indians dependent on government hand-outs and quotas in exchange for votes.

    Nayi Disha will use its prosperity principles which no government has tried before to fulfil its promise of making Indians prosperous. To a Nayi Disha supporter or leader, power is the means, not the goal.

    Nayi Disha plans to strengthen the rule of law and establish clear, simple rules for governing the country. Nayi Disha also plans to reduce burdensome requirements on starting of schools and healthcare facilities. With starting up of more service providers and additional money in the hands of the people from public wealth return, everyone can get a quality education and basic healthcare.

    Read more about our mission.

    How will Nayi Disha protect its candidates from musclemen (gundas) of rival parties, when they threaten its members?

    Once there is a movement led by the people, no one can stop us. We are not saying that there is no risk of resistance from the established parties and candidates but for the future of India, it is a risk which we must undertake if we want to live in a prosperous India. Many political movements in India started from a small group of thoughtful committed individuals. If everyone had remained in fear, we would still be ruled by foreign powers.

    How would Nayi Disha raise funds?

    The initial funding for Nayi Disha is provided by Rajesh Jain. For more funds, we will soon open up to everyone who wants to contribute. This will be done in a transparent manner.

    You can also help by joining Nayi Disha.

    Who are the people involved in Nayi Disha? What are their credentials?

    Nayi Disha is an initiative by Rajesh Jain. Our members include people from all walks and age of life – students, businessmen, lawyers, economists, farmers, and young professionals. To grow, the movement needs several leaders, champions and volunteers. We are looking for people who can lead and take our country on the path to prosperity.

    Read more about Rajesh Jain, the founder

    Didn’t Rajesh Jain make Modi win the 2014 elections? Why is he doing this? He is a businessman; how do I know it is not just a platform to help his business?

    Yes, he did. With the sweeping mandate that the BJP won in 2014, it had been expected by many that the new government would make fundamental changes to reverse nearly seven decades of bad policy and put India on the path to prosperity. While many initiatives have been taken, most of the same old policies that had doomed India to being a poor nation have continued under the new government. Rajesh realised that all existing parties in India are the same and do not have any solutions to uplift people. More than new rulers, we need a paradigm shift in rules that govern the country.

    Throughout his career, Rajesh has maintained utmost integrity and has never been accused of corruption. He is a self-made man who believes in hard work.

    Rajesh understands what is needed for businesses to grow to make India prosperous and create jobs for millions of Indian youth. Through Nayi Disha, his journey as an entrepreneur continues, but now in a different domain – nation building. He strongly believes that India needs transformation and every one of us must be the political entrepreneurs in that revolution.

    Read Rajesh’s motivation for Nayi Disha.

    Will Rajesh Jain also contest in the elections and be the Prime Minister?

    Rajesh does not have political ambitions. However, if he chooses to contest in elections, Nayi Disha rules and regulations will apply, which requires candidates to win in the primaries to contest elections at all levels of government.

    To know more, read Rajesh’s statement of purpose.

    Why should I join Nayi Disha?

    You must join Nayi Disha if you believe that poverty is not our destiny. And if you believe that we, the people of India, have the important duty of making India a prosperous and modern nation.

    If you believe in our prosperity principles and wish to be a part of this change, be a part of Nayi Disha.

    Be a part of our vision. Become a volunteer.

    How can I contribute to Nayi Disha? What will be the role of Nayi Disha members?

    We are glad that you asked. There are many ways in which you can support us:

  • If you are pained or bored by the state of politics in our country and want to understand how Nayi Disha can bring about the change, sign up for our email or mobile updates.
  • If you are interested in our mission, do register with your Voter ID, and become an active member.
  • If you feel inspired to walk towards a new direction with us, volunteer for us and spread our message, or even become our ambassador or community leader.
  • Nayi Disha members are the architects of India’s future. Our members at all levels will be involved in decision-making and organisation.

    If you believe in our vision, join Nayi Disha.

    Why is Voter ID required for my registration? How will my personal data (such as Voter ID, phone number, etc.) be secured?

    Voter ID helps us identify members uniquely and measure Nayi Disha’s support in every constituency. Aggregate information on membership can be displayed on the Nayi Disha website in real-time.

    Your data is completely safe with us. It is stored in a highly secured environment. Your data privacy is sacrosanct to us, and we assure you that it will not be misused.

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    I am interested in Nayi Disha, but I do not yet have my Voter ID / I do not want to share my Voter ID yet. Can I still join?

    Yes, you can join. There are many ways to support Nayi Disha even if you do not join us as a member with Voter ID. You could:

  • a) Follow us on social media and spread the word about Nayi Disha among family and friends and grow the movement
  • b) Volunteer at Nayi Disha events and meetings or even help start a local chapter.
  • You can also earn points as you help Nayi Disha. Voter ID is important for you to have all the member privileges, like being able to vote in primaries or contest as a candidate at any level. As soon as you signup with your Voter ID, your activity points will be migrated to your upgraded profile.

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    How would Nayi Disha engage with its members?

    Nayi Disha will engage and support its members with multiple digital platforms including the Nayi Disha App, blogs, forums and extensive use of social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp etc. As support for Nayi Disha grows, we will also have local chapters which will organise regular meetings and events.

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