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Lok Satta to unveil district governments on Jan. 23

The Lok Satta Party will be unveiling district governments on January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhashchandra Bose, who had served as Calcutta Mayor and underlined the importance of local governments.

Disclosing this to the media here today, party Working Committee members Laxman Balaji and V. Vijayender Reddy said that on that day the party would organize a function at district headquarters and announce a district cabinet comprising a premier and 11 ministers. Apart from hoisting the national and the district flag, the district units of the party will be releasing a booklet dealing with district development and screening a film on district government.

“The Lok Satta party feels that as the entire country has a national government and the State, a state government, a district too should have its own government. Many of the districts in Andhra Pradesh are bigger than 80 countries in the world. Therefore, there is no reason why a district should not have its own government.

“As per the Lok Satta plan, the State government will devolve 50 percent of its resources on district governments and also make a per capita grant of Rs.1000 to villages and towns.”

The cabinet being formed by the Lok Satta will take up people’s problems relating to education, health, housing and other facilities and try to address them at the district level.

Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan will take part in the unveiling of the Ranga Reddy district government at a function to he held at Ramya Grounds in KPHB Phase III on the evening of January 23.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 16:04

Lok Satta supports Dr. Nageswar

The Lok Satta Party today pledged its total support to Dr. K. Nageswar, who is contesting the election to the Legislative Council again from the graduates' constituency of Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar districts.

Party spokesman Katari Srinivasa Rao and Working Committee member N. Ravinder told the media the party had taken the decision in response to a request from Dr. Nageswar.

The Lok Satta Party leaders said that Dr. Nageswar had the distinction of pinning down the Government in the Legislative Council on its anti-people and authoritarian policies. He analyzed every issue objectively and presented his viewpoint without indulging in personal criticism. The presence of people like Dr. Nagewar in the Legislative Council would restore dignity to the profession of politics, they added.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 16:15

Let's emulate Obama, says Lok Satta

On the eve of Barack Obama assuming office as U.S. President, the Lok Satta Party today called upon political parties and people to embrace change as their agenda in the 2009 elections. That is the real tribute we can pay to the man who has made history in contemporary politics, party Working Committee members Laxman Balaji and Mrs. K. Geeta Murthy told the media today.

The Lok Satta Party regretted that political parties indulged in mutual recrimination instead of educating the public about their agenda and earning their confidence. They would like to come to power by relying on dynastic principles or squandering money so that they could loot money meant for public welfare. It was time the State was liberated from such an evil political culture, said the leaders.

The Lok Satta refuted the Chief Minister’s contention that the Government had nothing to do with the Satyam fraud and it was not an election issue. Although the management was to shoulder blame for the fraud, the Government could not wish away the fact that it had allocated many projects to Satyam’s sister concern Maytas without thoroughly evaluating its credentials.

Monday, January 19, 2009 - 17:35