Sunday, December 21, 2008

Embrace new political culture, Lok Satta tells Chiru

The Lok Satta Party today told Praja Rajyam Party founder Chiranjeevi that people’s lives could not be transformed without clear-cut policies and a new political culture. The party pointed out that even men of impeccable integrity and competence like Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. L. K. Advani could make only a little impact on the political system or the lives of people because they had to work amidst corrupt culture.

Commenting on Mr. Chiranjeevi’s appeal to people to give him a chance so that he could change people’s lives, party spokesmen Katari Srinivasa Rao and B. Krishna Reddy told the media that a mere change of players without a change in the rules of the game would be of little value. A party could usher in new political culture only when it builds itself as a people-oriented and not as a family-centered institution, is transparent in its collection and utilization of funds, does not admit criminal elements and abstains from vote buying with money and liquor. The party should aim at ensuring quality education and healthcare and job opportunities to all irrespective of caste and religion, and not for a chosen few in the name of social justice.

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