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I’m delighted that Rahul Pandit is SBP’s candidate from Malkajgiri

On 24 January 2009, Rahul Pandit applied to join the Freedom Team of India. That’s when I first came across him. Since then he has been a dedicated and committed liberal (or libertarian, as he would call it) and has put in the hard yards to support and promote SBP since it was created in 2013.

He wanted to be SBP’s candidate from Malkajgiri in the 2014 elections but I recall having to disappoint him since SBP had not been registered by then (registration took nearly one year’s work).

So he contested as an independent, just to get a feel for what it takes to contest an election.

Now he is the party’s National Working President and also its formal candidate for Malkajgiri in 2019. I am delighted that young people are now stepping forward to take the message of liberty to India.

Press release below:

National Press Release – to be released across India
25 October 2017 – for immediate release

Swarna Bharat Party announces Rahul Pandit as its 2019 Lok Sabha candidate from Malkajgiri

Mr Sanjay Sonawani, senior leader of Swarna Bharat Party, India’s only liberal party, today announced Mr Rahul Pandit’s candidature from Malkajgiri constituency in Hyderabad for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Mr Pandit is the Working President of SBP.

Mr Pandit contested the Malkajgiri seat in 2014 as an independent candidate as SBP had not been registered as a party by then. At that time, Mr Pandit was the only liberal (or libertarian, as some would call it) candidate in the country to contest a Lok Sabha seat. In 2019 he will join a team of liberal candidates who will offer themselves to the people of India as their potential representatives.

Mr. Pandit comes from an international business development background and currently serves as a corporate leader in an IT company. It is his dream to see India as a developed nation. He believes Indians have the potential to be world leaders in every field. He currently volunteers significant amount of his time developing youth and their career prospects.

He believes India needs new and transformational leadership and the rule of law. India has been in the hands of socialist leadership and parties since last 70 years. Socialism has undoubtedly failed us. We cannot expect India to become world’s best place to live in with the failed approach of socialism.

Mr Pandit affirmed his commitment to liberty and good governance and noted that while India is an independent nation, it is not yet free. India’s freedom fighters would have been very unhappy that corruption, injustice and insecurity are part of daily life in India today.

He believes that that no political party cares for the liberty and prosperity of Indians as much as SBP does. Not only have other parties placed innumerable obstacles on liberty, they have institutionalized incentives for corruption. As a result, governments of India do not deliver even the most basic services, such as police and justice. Mr Pandit wishes to be the voice of liberty and wants to work towards overhauling India’s governance system and its leadership.

Mr Pandit outlined his aspirations for his constituents in some detail; these are available at

Mr Sonawani invited everyone to join in this journey to transform India by joining SBP and stepping forward to contest the 2019 elections.

Notes for Editors
SBP is India’s only liberal party, committed to defending liberty and promoting prosperity.

Rahul Pandit (Hyderabad) National Working President, +91 9703425422
Sanjay Sonawani (Pune), +91 9860991205
Sanjeev Sabhlok (Melbourne),



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3 thoughts on “I’m delighted that Rahul Pandit is SBP’s candidate from Malkajgiri
  1. A V Raju

    Congrats Mr Rahul Pandit , Mr Sonwane and Mr Sanjeev . The dream has taken off and there is still a long way to go. I am sure eventually all will realise that SBP is the only option. Eventually the idea of SBP will sink in and people will want SBP. The later it happens the more daunting the task is going to be for SBP . To repair and manage the damage done to the nation by the unthinking and self seeking politicians . There has been a “promise ” of recapitalisation announced . 211000 crores to banks . Another attempt at papering -over- the -problem. Whose money is it anyway?? If someone seeks to use my money they take my permission and consent and account for it . Nothing like that is ever happening in our country. We have not solved the problem . We have only put paper over it so that people dont see. What happened to previous capitalisations . The FM says it was lent indiscreetly and probably lost. No ! that is not true, in my view . Probably it should have been better lent but it has not been lost. It has been lost by our country. syphoned some where else, stashed idling by someone, not getting circulated in the economy, requiring recapitalisation to be provided by hapless tax payers , who have no other job except to keep doling out money for bad schemes and for corruption. We are telling the wayward and corrupt projects that they are right in syphoning and that they can better try it again till another recapitalisation. We are incentivising corruption, reckless risking, money laundering , informing the world that we have hapless tax payers who have no voice and who cannot call the Govt to account. Hope SBP can iron these issues out one day and give to the nation cleanliness – of logic, adminstration and true purchasing power.
    Congrats once again . At Hyderabad i will try to be available as Chennai is close by .