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BC leaders to join Lok Satta

A large number of backward caste leaders and members are planning to join the Lok Satta Party in a day or two.

Disclosing this at a media conference, party spokesman Katari Srinivsa Rao and Working Committee member N. Ravinder said that having been fed with up traditional politics, these BC leaders now feel that the Lok Satta alone will render them justice.

The Lok Satta leaders pointed out that although there are many leaders of competence and integrity among BCs, they have not received due recognition in politics. Their failure to get adequate representation legislative bodies saps their confidence in democracy itself.

The Lok Satta, the leaders said, is committed to fielding BCs in election in proportion to their population provided adequate number of people with leadership qualities apply.

The Lok Satta Party believes that reservations for downtrodden sections should be continued for the time being even as the creamy layer from it should be excluded. The percentage of reservations should under no circumstances be increased, as per Supreme Court directives. At the same time, both the urban and rural poor should be awarded 10 percent bonus marks in competitive examinations so that they can compete on par with their richer counterparts both in higher education and employment. All students, irrespective of their caste and religion, should be provided quality and free education in the English medium and including computer studies up to Class XII. Then every one without reference to his or her caste or religion, will get opportunities for growth. Caste will lose relevance in one generation if the Lok Satta formula is adopted, said the leaders.

Friday, January 16, 2009 - 19:15

New politics Comes to Jubilee Hills

Dr.JP and Prathibha Rao to Inaugurate Jubilee Hills Lok Satta Party office on 16th Jan

Lok Satta Party after declaring the names of 36 candidates in its first list for the assembly poll(to be held in April 2009), is coming up with its campaining strategies and establishing party offices in the respective constituencies. As part of this effort,Lok Satta Party office will be started in Jubilee Hills constituency, Hyderabad.

Mrs. Prathiba Roa, Lok Satta Party’s MLA candidate for Jubilee Hills informed the media that the Lok Satta Party office in Jubilee Hills will be inaugaurated by Dr.JP at 5 pm on 16th Jan. She Warmly Welcomed all the Party Members and Citizen’s to attend the Inauguration.

Date & Time : 16-01-2009, Evening 5 PM

Place :

Plot No 1040/A,Road No. 52,
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University Road,
Jubilee Hills,
Phone No: 04023553824, 9701211288

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 21:49

Harvard Team to Study Lok Satta

A team of world-renowned researchers and experts in politics is planning to study the Lok Satta Party's campaign for new politics in AP. This study would be conducted jointly by the experts from Poverty Action Lab – MIT – Harvard University. The team will be conducting an independent and objective study on the nature and conduct of the Lok Satta Party's election campaign. In particular, the team would be studying the progress of Lok Satta Party's clean politics campaign being conducted in an atmosphere of money-and-muscle power, narrow and divisive politics and the heights of 'freebies' populism.

This is a part of their efforts to document, analyze and preserve for future generations, the unique efforts and impact of Lok Satta Party in transforming the nature of the world's largest democracy.

Mr. Katari Srinivasa Rao and N. Ravinder gave this information to media today. The study will be conducted by Dr. Rohini Pande, Dr. Abhijit Bannerjee, Mr. Thomas Bossuroy and Mr. Felix Su. Dr. Rohini Pande is the Mohamed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Dr. Abhijit Bannerjee is a Ford Foundation International Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Thomas heads the Abdul Latif Jameel – Poverty Action Lab, South Asia and Felix Su is a research graduate from the MIT.

While noting the clear difference between LSP and other, established parties in their political culture and agenda for governance, the team of experts has expressed particular interest in Lok Satta Party's 'Second Freedom Struggle to establish New Political Culture in India, starting with Andhra Pradesh.'

Interestingly, during the First Freedom Struggle before India's independence, teams of reporters and researchers from the UK, USA, etc. closely tracked, reported upon and researched into the various campaigns led by the then national leaders. For instance, the New York Times carried almost daily reports on the Salt Satyagraha led by Mahatma Gandhi.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 16:24