The Loksatta Party’s national council meeting, a three-day affair that is expected to chart a new course for the party, began in Hyderabad on Friday with a session of the national steering committee.
Dr. JP has paid tributes to Mr. Lee Kuan Yew in the following words:
Loksatta Party has expelled Mr DVVS Varma and Mr Katari Srinivasa Rao, who were earlier suspended from the membership of the Loksatta Party, and Mr Siva Ramakrishna Karuturi for ongoing anti party activities, damage to the reputation and credibility of the party by repeatedly addressing both the electronic & print media on party internal matters, maligning leaders including Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, and for indulging to declare themselves as a separate entity. This is in accordance with Article XXVI of the party constitution.
Dismissing the shrill 'debate' over the Land Acquisition Bill as nothing more than political cacophony aimed at scoring brownie points, the LokSatta Party has offered an innovative solution to the current impasse over the law.
On International Women's Day, the Loksatta Party has called upon all citizens to come up with ideas to use the 'Nirbhaya fund' set up by the central government on the recommendation of the Justice JS Verma committee. LSP founder and chief ideologue Jayaprakash Narayan said it was a shame that the fund lies unused till date.
The LokSatta Party has condemned the Union information and broadcasting ministry's advisory to television news channels against broadcasting the BBC documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ based on the Delhi gang-rape incident of December 2012.
“Not showing the documentary fearing that it would bring shame on the country is unbecoming of a government that claims to work for better security for women,” LSP national spokesperson Jagadheeswaran Dhakshinamoorthy said.
New Delhi: The LokSatta Party has deplored Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement crediting the Hurriyat Conference, Pakistan and separatist outfits for the peaceful election in the state.
The Chief Reporter,
Loksatta Party has suspended DVVS Varma, Katari Srinivasa Rao and Ramesh Reddy from the membership of the party for reasons of gross indiscipline. These three gentlemen no longer hold any official position in the party at any level, city/district, state or national. As such none of them can claim to speak for the party any longer and no communication issued by any or all of these three gentlemen will be deemed to be official communication of the Loksatta Party. This is for your information.
Loksatta Party founder Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan’s response on Union Budget 2015-16:
The Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley has presented a path-breaking, solid budget that has firmly set the direction for growth, social justice and job creation. He could have done more - particularly in delivery of education and healthcare, and empowering and involving local governments.
The LokSatta Party has welcomed Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's focus on "customer experience, safety, infrastructure and self-sustenance" in Rail Budget 2015. Prabhu announced that Rs 8.5 lakh crore would be invested in the railways over the next five years to de-congest and expand the network. This spells good news for passengers who can hope to experience better facilities in the years to come.