"The coming Parliamentary election which is going to be held very shortly but all the political parties do not realise that the persons living with disabilities have also valuable votes," said the ATDUM.
It lamented that the issues of students, farmers and youths are clearly reflected in their manifestoes.
"But not a single political party awares the plight of the persons living with disabilities till date," it rued.
According to the Union, the persons living with disabilities are physically, mentally, socially and economically downtrodden section in the society.
"But the fruits of the development at this fast changing world hardly reach to us," the ATDUM stated.
"Therefore, ATDUM will try its best to mobilize and campaign and sensitize the value of the votes of the disabled people in the upcoming poll," it added.
Source : E- Pao , 2nd March 2014