New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) Leaders and representatives from across political parties met Tuesday for a round-table conference to discuss ‘People’s Progressive Agenda for India’ (PPA).

The PPA builds on the Common Minimum Programme of 2004 in collaboration with an independent organisation – Samruddha Bharat Foundation- to reassert the fundamental principle of one person-one vote, one vote one value and to reclaim constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and rights, as well as a life of dignity and security, a statement issued by the foundation said.

The meeting, held at the Constitution Club here, saw participation from 12 parties including the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Loktantrik Janata Dal(LJD), Communist Party of India (CPI), Samajwadi Party and Swabhimani Paksha, it said.

The PPA aimed to address the needs and aspirations of the vulnerable and marginalised sections like scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes and overcome divisive politics that attempts to pit caste against caste, class against class, and community against community, the statement said.

Samruddha Bharat Foundation claims to be an independent organisation established as a follow up to the B R Ambedkar International Conference held in Bengaluru in July 2017.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.